I do not want a single person to feel sorry for me. Don’t worry about me. I’ll be fine. I am not the priority. YOU are the priority. Everything I’ve done as mayor, I’ve done for Cebu.
I would like to thank everyone for their support. From my family to my staff to all our volunteers, no one knows how much support and hard work you gave as much as I do. I will never be able to repay you for everything you’ve done, but know that I will forever appreciate it. To all my supporters who put their faith in me, I will be eternally grateful.
To the people of Cebu, I will still be here for you. From the nurse who was shot by Peter Lim’s nephew to the orphans of Lusaran to the family in Carreta that was robbed and beaten by the police to the youth and volunteers who were threatened with bodybags just earlier today, I will not abandon you. From the people being made to pay 12,000 by the LTO to the Uber, Grab, Angkas, and habalhabal drivers, I will still help however I can. You are, and always will be, the priority. Leadership and service require no position.
The future always brings challenges, but remember that Cebu still has a tomorrow. The seed we planted called the SRP is still there. I can only hope that it will not be squandered once again. The SRP is like a mango tree; it is meant to bear the fruit for our children to enjoy. Let us not chop down the tree and sacrifice our children’s tomorrow for today. Let us take care of our tree. Take care of yourselves, take care of Cebu, and take care of each other.
As always, if you need anything, my personal number is 0917 329 9999