Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00
South Ubian Mayor-elect Gamal S. Hayudini of Tawi-Tawi Province took his oath yesterday as the 8th mayor of the municipality before Presiding Judge Eric D. Elumba at Zamboanga City 9th Judicial Region's Regional Trial Court Branch-13.
Hayudini took his oath with wife Salma and five-year-old son Amir by his side which was witnessed by relatives as well as close friends. He took his oath at the sala of Judge Elumba at Justice Hall, Sta. Barbara, around 10:00 in the morning.
He said he chose his oath taking to take place June 11, 2013, because he believes it is to be a lucky day.
Hayudini, a retired military colonel, was former commander of the AFP's 4th Civil Relations Group (4th CRG) based at Western Mindanao Command. He ran under the National Unity Party (NUP), one of the political party allies of Liberal Party (LP).
Prior to his election as chief executive of South Ubian, one of the poorest towns and has the most severe form of poverty in the region, he presented his top priorities such as the delivery of basic services and giving people access to basic health care services.
He also committed to address problems on education, lack of livelihood, jobs of the people who are still living under poor conditions.
Hayudini said he sets his vision on making the municipality of South Ubian as one of the progressive towns in Tawi-Tawi and his mission to maintain a stable environment for development.
He also said the campaign on peace and order must be one of the priorities and improved.
Also, he vowed that the Hayudini's administration in the next three years will strengthen unity among his people who are either supporters or not supporters and irrespective of party affiliations and tribes.
"My administration will start building unity among the people of South Ubian to reach the goal of development of South Ubian because no development without unity. The people should have unity among themselves. Only then, there can be development and prosperity in our municipality," Hayudini said.
By Hader Glang