Rehabilitation and Development of La Filipina Public Cemetery
The mayor embarked on the challenge of transforming the existing cemetery into a “memorial park type” public cemetery.
He took the risk of implementing this project even though it would affect his political popularity because of oppositions from various sectors on the belief that rehabilitating the old, congested and dilapidated public cemetery would have an adverse effect on the culture of people.
Despite the tremendous criticisms he received as he started the project, he exercised his political will consistently and achieved success when the project gained positive feedbacks for the convenience enjoyed by the general public.
Transforming a public cemetery into a modern memorial park concept is not an easy task for a local chief executive to undertake but he means genuine public service where the people is always the center of his administration and not his personal vested interests.