TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan—Vice Gubernatorial Candidate Leonides “Odi” Fausto on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 emphasized “A good governance is the answer for effective governance” during the Candidates’ Hour at Philippine Information Agency Regional Office 2 (PIA-2).
On Fausto’s statement regarding his platform, he explained that he would revived his past strategy, ODI or O for Opportunity for Education, D-drug Free Cagayan and I-infrastructure. He said that this former platform was effective during his time. He belives that it could help the Cagayanos.
He was also asked what is his edge against his opponent, “Ang pundasyon ng pag-unlad ng isang bayan ay kapag nanggaling ka sa ibaba. Alam mo yung pulso ng tao. Bilang kapitan ng barangay ay nakita ko ang tunay na problema sa ibaba”, he said.
(“The foundation of development of a town is when you come from its roots. You know what’s pulse of the people. Once I was a barangay captain and I saw the real problem within the barangays”.)
Recently, there was an issue on the budget of the province which took some time before it was approved due to some rivalries. He exclaimed that when he was the vice governor, there was a strong coordination between the executive and the legislative.
Fausto promises that he will humble down whoever wins in the gubernatorial race.
Meanwhile, as a former legislator, he was also asked that the legislation branch now seems to be not that strict in the implementation of its ordinances. He answered that it’s because of the budget agreement between the two branches and the ordinances requires budget allotment. “Kailangan ng budget, kung walang budget hindi maiimplementa ang mga ordinansa”, he stated.
(“It needs budget, if there will be no allocation, the ordinances will not be implemented”.)
Fausto is a cousin of incumbent Governor Manuel N. Mamba. northernforum.net