Former senator Francis Joseph Escudero sworn-in as Sorsogon governor


By Felix ‘Boy’ Espineda, Jr.

SORSOGON PROVINCE, 30June2019 ( — “My coming back to serve you is my way of gratitude for the province that never failed me,” says former senator Francis Joseph Escudero who will now lead Sorsogon for the next three years as governor.

Escudero aims to gain international respect for the province as he intends to address administrative deficiency in delivering its social obligations to the public.

He will take a closer look on the ability of all provincial departments and that of the national agencies operating in the province on how they deliver and performed their duties and responsibilities reasoning that there should be a holistic approach in pushing the development of the province.


The inaugural theme “Lambang Sorsoganon Magdanon” is a call to order for the people of Sorsogon, be them public officials, civil society organization, the leaders of the municipality and that of the city together with the barangay officials must have an obligation to re-think what is best for their constituents.

To be an ISO 9001 is not a long shot, all we have to do is to refocus on our administrative directions how to be responsive, cohesive and timely in our services. I aimed to make this province a place where we can be proud to be part of it. I intend to simplify our approach the most pressing should be addressed and it will be a collective responsibility down to the barangay level.

I cannot solve this alone, more so that each one must share responsibly in public governance was his call.

On the issue of the loans incurred by the province his team will closely study its social impact and vowed not to follow suit in resorting to loans to finance public infrastructures and other programs. That of the provincial jail, a plan to move the facility out of its present location is a priority and the structure built in 1916
will house the province museum.

Governor Escudero will have to re-tool the provincial government to accomplish his vision of governance for a progressive Sorsogon. []



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