North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Mendoza intends to strengthen the gains of her program under the Serbisyong “Totoo Slogan” as she launched her bid for reelection as governor.
If she wins, it will be Mendoza’s last term.
On Thursday morning, Mendoza filed her certificate of candidacy for governor at the Commission on Election Provincial Office in Barangay Amas, Kidapawan City.
“It cannot be denied that we were able to achieve the objectives of our political agenda and these achievements we hope to strengthen as we approach my last term as governor. Why I am seeking a reelection is because of my desire to do more for the people of North Cotabato, my province, our province,” she said.
The previous years, she said, were dedicated to rebuilding areas ravaged by wars and disasters and ensuring that the people get the basic services that they deserve. She is known for her youth and women empowerment, agriculture development, and delivery of rural infrastructure programs.
“We want to sustain the gains of all that we started and established — the livelihood programs, health and education programs for the poor, and everything that we endeavored to win peace and development in the province,” she said.
Serbisyong Totoo, she said, is a platform anchored on transparency, accountability, and inclusive and open participation of the public in governance.
Mendoza’s leadership, she said, is guided by strong political will and latched on 5 major areas of governance — infrastructure development, economic development, environmental and agricultural development, social and cultural development, and development administration and finance.