VIGAN CITY – “Let us unite. Help one another for progress to continue in our province— for One Ilocos Sur,” Gov. Ryan Luis V. Singson appealed to residents and losing candidates after his team Bileg copped a 100% win in the May 13 local elections, as proclaimed by the Provincial Board of Canvassers on May 15 at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall of the Capitol in this city.
As the father of the province he wants the province to be in order by trying to patch up differences among mayors and their opponents in this election. “I’ve been campaigning for One Ilocos Sur because I believe that if we are united our province will continue in its development. The election has ended so each of us must help one another towards progress in the next level,” he said.
He also offered his peace to his brother Ronald Singson who had a close fight with his Bileg first district representative candidate and incumbent representative, Deogracias Victor Savellano, his father-in-law. At the same time, he appealed for his brother’s help in keeping the peace in the province after the election squabbles.
He assured that peace will envelop once more his family which went through caves of differences during the campaign period.
Now on his last term as governor, he reaffirmed his determination to finish all his targets for the province’s development, with the cooperation of agencies from the private sector and the government and his fellow residents. He promised to further decrease the poverty level in the province from the current 8% with added programs to empower residents.
Programs initiated under the governor’s administration pushed the province to receive awards such as the Seal of Good Local Governance in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and the 2018 National Anti-Drug Abuse Council Performance Award from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Five barangays voted for him 100% in this election. These are barangay Belen in San Ildefonso, barangay Lesseb in Santa Maria, barangay Lapting in San Juan, barangay Puspus in Bantay, barangay Casocos and Cadacad in Nagbukel.
Singson’s Bileg party received 100% support from provincial voters in the recently concluded May 13 elections. All of the party’s 10 candidates for Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), its candidate for vice governor, governor and representatives for the first and district won by a wide margin. Because of this Singson assured residents that he will closely monitor the accomplishments of these public officials, not only to confirm the people’s faith in them, but also to ensure that progress will continue to grow.