By Linda B. Bolido
Philippine Daily Inquirer
LIGAO Mayor Linda P. Gonzales has just allocated P738, 000 of her city's funds to a project with nothing to show for it at least not yet. There will not even be big, blank spaces, like on waiting sheds, for writing in big, bold letters the words Another project of the Mayor.
Even more remarkable is the fact that this is the mayor's last term. She could have simply sat out the three years until the next elections.
But the mayor would not have it any other way. The results may not be quite visible but they (represent) the fundamentals for development, she said. You cannot develop a place without competent human resource.
While other government officials, both local and national, loudly and repeatedly proclaim their commitment to promote quality education while doing little to advance the cause, Gonzalez is not only mouthing the words she is putting money where her mouth is.