Former Senator, Ernesto Maceda’s SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH (The Philippine Star) December 24, 2011 venerates 36 out of the 285 members of the House of Representatives. Maceda said that the yearend achievers have been active and done good work. One among those that were given the regard is Pangasinan 5th District Representative, Kimi Cojuangco.
Nonetheless, it’s not surprising that Cojuangco was given the accolade. Her intense perseverance to fit her district into global competition is remarkably making record. While she is contending with broader issues on the congressional floor, she is not one to be remiss of her other duties in her district. Her constituents feel the immense and synchronized transitions that are currently in headway. Through all the issues, projects and activities, the congresswoman remains self-possessed, maintaining a balance and a focus on her prime objective which is to serve the people.
What were once thought by skeptics as projects-in-the-air and too farfetched to achieve because of their enormity, their need to provide colossal funding and tough political will, many have already been completed and a lot are also currently on the rise while more are burgeoning on the planning table. The dogged determination and immense efforts of the congresswoman to bring progression in her district did not go unnoticed by the ever watchful former senator AND THE CONGRESSWOMAN’S CONSTITUENTS.
Another year has passed and once again all of Sison will come together for its fiesta on the 149th Founding Anniversary. It fills me with so much joy knowing that our small town has been alive for 149 years.
Throughout its 149 years, our Sison has had to overcome numerous obstacles, and it faced them head on. No matter what challenges arose, our town fought and that is why it still stands today. Like a flower after every storm, Sison blooms, ever beautiful, continuously growing.
The beauty and strength of Sison comes from the people who call it home. The reason the town still stands, the reason it keeps on growing is because of its people. Having served as your mayor for three years I was able to witness your strength and determination to your goals and that continues to push me to do my best for you.
I consider myself lucky and truly blessed to have been your mayor and to be a part of the wonder that is Sison. I miss being around all of you, all the memories we’ve made gives me strength to do my best as your representative.
As a congresswoman I am able to provide further aid towards the growth and development of our town. And although I have other towns and municipalities to think of, Sison will always have a special place in my heart. Sison will always be my home.
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Once again Urdaneta celebrates its annual City Fiesta. It is a time for the people to come together and celebrate the wonder that is Urdaneta. An event such as this is also a chance to reflect on the city and look back on how much it has grown over the years.
When celebrating a place like Urdaneta, it is important to look back and see how it got to where it is today. What started as a pueblo back in 1858 has become a bustling and thriving city. By looking back we see how great things can come from small beginnings. It reveals the path that lead to the Urdaneta we know today. By looking back we also learn how to move forward.
As much as the city has grown, there is still more that awaits it in the future. Looking back allows us to see what obstacles were faced and knowing this enables us to overcome similar obstacles the city may face in the future. What we learn in the past makes us stronger, pushing us towards a better future. The road Urdaneta is on is far from over. It is true that the city has grown but I believe it will continue to grow, continually getting better, making it a better place for its residents.
So take this time to look back and at the same time look ahead. In the years to come, Urdaneta City will continue growing for the better and that is something to celebrate.
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