1st female mayor in Aurora town pledges more reforms and better services
(by Jason de Asis  12/5/2016)

DIPACULAO, Aurora - This town Councilwoman here who was elected as ever first female mayor vows for more reforms and better services to strengthen relationships in the community by bringing the government to the people through outreach program.

As an incoming municipal chief executive, Johanna Wilma Cabauatan Salamanca said that more reforms and better services particularly in tourism, peace and order, conservation of forest in support to global warming, education, health, livelihood, agriculture, infrastructures, senior citizens among others will be her priority programs.

â€"With our strong faith in God, unwavering commitment to serve and desire to improve the lives of our people and most especially the underprivileged, we are winners,” she said in an interview.

The 42-year-old, Salamanca succeeds incumbent Mayor Reynante A. Tolentino who will be board member in the 2nd district of the province and will take office after his oath taking on June 30, 2016.

Salamanca wants to strengthen relationships with community groups, explaining that on the existing advisory development council, she will add one representative from media and in religious sector.

â€"I want them in my office as my partners working for better Dipaculao,” she said.

Salamanca also explained the importance of honor and respect for one another in bringing the government to the masses through outreach programs.

â€"That’s what I want now,” she furthered.

She also pointed out that upon assuming her post, a special audit will be conducted in the previous administration for transparency as big changes are coming in her own style of leadership.

Salamanca is from Barangay South Poblacion, Dipaculao, Aurora.

She finished her education in elementary at Dipaculao Central School, highschool at Fr. John Karash Memorial High School, Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Dr. Carlos Lanting College at Quezon City.

Salamanca entered in politics in 2010 as town councilor and became 1st vote town councilor in 2013 and now elected as the first lady mayor in this town since Dipaculao was founded in 1950.

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