Samar leaders set aside politics during Pacific Partnership 2012 opening
CALBAYOG CITY – Politics was set aside for the first time in the province of Samar this after prominent political rivals in said province gathered in the opening of the humanitarian mission of United States Navy medical ship USN Mercy, this city.
With no less than the Ambassador of the United States to the Philippines Harry Thomas as their guest, Governor Sharee Ann Tan together with Samar first district Representative Mel Senen Sarmiento and Calbayog City Mayor Ronald Aquino after the opening of the Pacific Partnership 2012 joined media practitioners of Samar and Tacloban in a press conference where the governor was asked on what she felt in said occasion.
“This is what I always asked from them even with the municipal mayors in this province,” said Governor Tan.
“If we always talk about politics and always mind politics, we will never go out in the election stage, which is why I always asked them that we should set aside first politics and concentrate on providing solution on the needs of our constituents,” Tan added.
Tan said that she has been calling among local officials in the province for a cooperation despite of an earlier failed bid to oust her through a recall petition.
However, said recall petition was dismissed by the Commission on Elections due to lack of time and fund.
“We should focus on our works first and set aside politics,” she stressed.
Tan added that she was happy to be in company with Sarmiento and Aquino during a momentous occasion such as the humanitarian mission conducted by the USN Mercy, composed of different nationalities working under the flag of the United States. (ROEL AMAZONA)
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