CALOOCAN City Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan has filed his Certificate of Candidacy on Wednesday as representative of the First District, while his son, Rep. Dale “Along” Malapitan filed his COC for mayor of the city at the office of the Commission on Election (Comelec)
Prior to the filing of his COC, Mayor Oca delivers his last State of the City Address (SOCA) at the Caloocan Sports Complex on Tuesday afternoon where he emphasized his fulfilled projects and accomplishments.
“Siyam na taong pagpapatayo ng mga dambuhalang proyekto, pagkalinga sa mga mamamayan, tapat at maayos na pamamahala at pagtupad ng mga pangarap para sa mga taga-Caloocan.” Mayor Oca stated.
In his speech, Mayor Oca looked back on all his priority projects he successfully fulfilled when he assumed office as the city chief executive in 2003, including the construction of two new campuses of University of Caloocan City (UCC) for the purpose of providing proper university for Caloocan students.
He also revealed how he promoted the free tuition fee in the city-run UCC by means of an ordinance authored by Congressman Along Malapitan who was then a member of the City Council.
Mayor Oca also reported major projects he accomplished and were successively inaugurated under his administration, including the New Caloocan City Hall, Caloocan City Complex, Caloocan Sports Complex, Caloocan North Medical Center, Kanlungan Drug Rehabilitation Center, People’s Park, Amparo Nature’s Park, Police Sub-Stations and many more.
“Lahat ng ito ay alam kong nararamdaman ng mga mamamayan at maging ng mga ahensya ng Pamahalaan, dahilan upang gawaran tayo ng limang sunud-sunod na taon ng prestihiyosong Seal of Good Local Governance,” he stated.
In his message, Mayor Oca said he will continue to give priority in fighting against COVID-19 by paying close attention to trace, test, treat and vaccinate.
“ECQ, GCQ, Alert Level System, o anumang quarantine system, isa lang ang direktiba ko. Tiyaking naipatutupad ang mga panuntunan subalit huwag kalimutan na dapat nakaalalay tayo sa mamamayan,” he added.
Mayor Oca said that even in his final term, he will continue to push for the construction of his line-up projects, like the New Caloocan City Judicial Complex and UCC Bagong Silang Campus.