By Felix Rosalia
I cannot understand why our city administration run by local elites who love to drum-up our so-called “ascending ancient kingdom” with our shameful, unattended foul-smelling streets and dirty and unhealthy overpasses made home to homeless youth and children begging for money.
Who, for the love of God, is in charge here and there?
Is this the way to a rising and ascending city envisioned and fantasized by our local leaders with their imported consultants? I wonder if those “high-minded” experienced and smelled those neglected “developments” we ordinary folks do everyday. Of course they do not because they are proudly trapped in their vulgar and expensive cars.
Do we ever have social service department to focus on those concerns other than building infrastructure meant to show off our city’s imagined progress? So what tourism ambitions are they talking about besides?
Since its election season is in the air, why don’t we ask, no, order people who want to be elected for positions to personally clean up the stinking streets of our beautiful city we certainly hope and pray to ascend in the right and bright path. Let us see how far those people will walk their talk-and sweep and clean up the streets!
Election season should be the time for people to command what they want to see or acted upon from position-hungry citizens belonging to a political party.
Let us examine if they have the humility to clean up our streets. This is not enough, of course but it is a good and shining part of public service at least. It is saying, in our collective, fearless voice, “you want to serve us public, then show and do it. Do the job and not just attend weekly policy meetings that don’t matter much.”
In most cases, officials supposedly in charge only point other people, or in Visayan term, “tinudloay,” in plain English, it’s shrewdly passing the buck and nothing is ever accomplish.
Welcome to our ascending city, ladies and gentlemen.