Friday, 22 June 2012 10:49
Her ardent and fervent love to serve the Zamboanguenos was the very reason why Councilor Mercy Arquiza-Fernandez resigned as a member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Dapitan City to be able to run in Zamboanga city.
In an interview, Fernandez disclosed that she tendered her irrevocable resignation last May as she prefers to stay in her hometown which is Zamboanga to continue her political ambition.
‘I gave up my job as a councilor in Dapitan because I want to serve the Zamboanguenos. It was a great sacrifice on my part but I don’t blame myself because I really want to serve my constituents in Zamboanga,” the softspoken political leader emphasized.
She said Dapitanons have expressed emotional sympathy on her decision to resign because of the close affection she has had with the people during her two-year stint as a member of the august body.
Fernandez said as a “good obedient soldier” she has to abide by the group’s decision requesting her to run for the vice mayoralty post in exchange for the post of Mannix Dalipe who in turn has been appointed to run for the congressional seat in District 2.
“If that is the will of my group, then I have to take in stride although I still consider other options,” Fernandez said.
She said she will also conduct consultations with her relatives, friends and supporters to know their sentiments on the issue.
by: Nonong Santiago
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