Bacolod City mayoral aspirant Alfredo “Albee” Benitez said he is more than ready to serve the city with a leadership style that is much, much more efficient and far from obsolete.
“I am more than willing to serve, I’m capable to serve. My track record can speak for itself,” Benitez said in a post on his official Facebook page.
Bacolod Councilor Al Espino, City Council committee on ways and means chairperson, said Benitez is a leader with foresight who thinks out of the box, and is eager to bring health services to the people of Bacolod by establishing efficient and state-of-the-art health facilities in the city.
Benitez has been implementing a no-nonsense “get to the root of the problem” kind of leadership; As the 3rd district of Negros statesman, he has so many achievements tucked under his belt, yet some are still undeservedly off the radar, the post said.
As a congressman, he spearheaded cyber education in his district, which includes modernization of classrooms with electronic blackboards with access to the internet so teachers and students can use the world wide web for learning. He funded the project himself after learning insufficient funds hound the implementation of the project, it said.
He also opened the tourism corridor parallel to the Bacolod-Silay Airport’s sprouting tourism and additional livelihood to residents in the area, the post said.
Benitez has also helped procure and bring bigger allocations of COVID vaccines to Negros Occidental so that more Negrenses will be protected from the virulent illness, it said.
At the start of the nationwide lockdown, he brought home locally stranded Negrenses from various parts of the country so they can be with their families at the time of the pandemic, it added.*