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‘Listening Governor’ wants officials, employees to talk to her

GOVERNANCE/POLITICS • 15:00 PM Thu Jul 4, 2019
Edwin O. Fernandez

KIDAPAWAN CITY  - Listening is a leadership quality that does not appear in the job description.

But when Gov. Nancy A. Catamcao took oath as the 25th North Cotabato Governor, the new chief executive promised that her administration will be unifying instead of dividing.

Speaking before hundreds of national government agency representatives, provincial officials and employees, Catamco urged everyone to not fear the new leadership in the province, saying she understands the apprehension and doubts of some every time a new leader takes over the reins of governance.

“Speak to me and tell me directly your problem or your proposal to improve our delivery of basic services,” Catamco said, to the delight of provincial servants.

“I will listen to you. As my new family, I am your mother now and I assure you of fair treatment. I don’t entertain ‘sipsip’ – they won’t get anything from me,” she stressed.Catamco also added that the employees can expect a safe working environment. She noted in her inspection of the capitol that repair of some buildings and facilities are urgently needed.“Our home should be fixed first in order for each and every one of us to better contribute to the attainment of our development agenda,” she said.

And for those who still have reservations and are hesitant to be part of the new governance, Governor Catamco offers: “Dumaki, Kuyog Ta” (A Manobo term which means) an invitation to join and be part of her administration. (EOF)

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