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October 11, 2010

Good morning every fellow Cotabateños!

Rome was not built in one day." The city of Rome, like all great works, was built over many years of hard work. "Rome was not built in one day" says that you must work hard and keep working hard if you want to build something great.

Just like our Cotabato City, it was not built in one day or in just 100 days. However, in just 100 days, I am proud to say that my administration has done quite a lot to improve our city and uplift the living conditions of our people.

I may not have satisfied the needs of all our people but, nevertheless, we have made some headway to address their needs.

The first 100 days was, indeed, very difficult for my administration.

It was very difficult because I assumed a ‘mountain’ of debts and payables, and was left with only a very small drop of money to sustain the operation of the City Government for the remaining six months of the year.

When I assumed office, our loan payables reached 191 million pesos. Hindi pa kasama dito ang mga utang sa mga suppliers na umaabot sa mahigit 4.9 million pesos.

Ang pinakamalaki sa mga ito ay ang utang ng City Government sa Cotabato Light and Power Company na umaabot sa six million pesos. Kalahati nito ay atin nang mababayaran mula sa ating IRA differential.

Magkaganyan man, nagawa pa rin nating tugunan ang mga panganga-ilangan ng ating lungsod.

We were able to pay the repair of three police vehicles and one fire truck. We even provided one vehicle for the Special Weapons and Tactics Team or SWAT of our City Police.

Aside from these, we also provide new tires and batteries for our police patrol vehicles.

In order to further improve the communication facilities of our local police, we provided them with cell phones.

As a result, there was a big drop in index crimes during the period from July to September 2010 as compared to the same period last year.

These are crimes against person and property.

From an over-all average of 44.82 percent during the same period last year, it dropped to 33.85 percent.

However, for non-index crimes, like illegal gambling and illegal possession of firearms, there was an increase as compared to the same period last year.

From an over-all average of 34.55 percent, non-index crimes increased to 45.65 percent.

This means that there were more persons arrested for involvement in illegal gambling and illegal possession of firearms.

Unfortunately, during my first 100 days in office, there were two kidnapping incidents.

The first was the abduction of Nelson Tay last August. Due to the concerted efforts of our law enforcement authorities, together with the help of the citizens, Nelson was freed unharmed 72 hours later.