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After poll win, Guv said public office is not for sale

| by: Xerxes Alkuino

After getting reelected for his second term, Governor Hilario P. Davide III said he now realized that public office cannot be bought.

Gov. Davide spoke to the Capitol employees early morning during the flag raising ceremony last May 16 at the Capitol main entrance.

Vice Governor Agnes Magpale, who was also reelected in the last week’s polls, accompanied him.

“We’ve been given the fresh mandate, I intend to be faithful to that mandate sumala sa atong gisaad sa atong mga kaigsoonan,” said the governor.

“Now I know that public office is a public trust and it cannot be bought. Public office cannot be bought,” he added.

Vice Gov Magpale said their victory has inspired them more to achieve the current administration’s goal: a development that includes “the last, lost and the least” of the Cebuano people. She thanked the Capitol workers and also hoped that their win also inspired them to work even harder.

“The governor and I are humbled, we are inspired and with more enthusiasm we will serve the Cebuano community. Hinaot pa nga ang inyong gipakita sa tulo ka tuig, ato pang palabwan karon nga mo sunod nga tulo ka tuig,” she said.

Gov. Davide also informed the Capitol employees to “expect some changes, adjustments especially in the executive department” and it will be felt starting July 1.

He added that his policy remains: “If you cannot change your bad habits, you better change your habitat. I expect all the best from you. So maning kamot gihapon kita, the business of the government is really to provide service. Let us continue to serve our constituents with utmost sincerity and credibility.”