Homer’s homecoming

Integrity is the first, foremost, and greatest virtue of a builder.

Engineers and Architects reckon the structural stability of buildings and other projects they construct.

In public service, as in construction and development, integrity must be both the primary and absolute concern of those pursuing either or both undertakings.
    
And since public office is a public trust, the personal integrity of the seeker of elective position must be spotless or and assailable.

Ped Xing pal Homer Saquilayan personifies such integrity. His public service record is spotless, and his dedication to his job and mission as a local executive as well as his compassion and generosity to the marginalized sector of the community have endeared him to the people of Imus City.

Saquilayan had to take a break from his executive duties at City Hall to tackle the bigger, more challenging tasks of cobbling together policies to move the premier province of Cavite to a higher plane of progress.

This he helped contribute to achieve by sitting as an honorable member of the Provincial Board for three years.

But the call to come home and steer his home city to its rightful place in the ranks of progressive cities of Cavite was just too overwhelming for an illustrious son of the one’s sleepy municipality.

His homecoming would be met by staggering but not insurmountable obstacles and other stumbling blocks.

But Saki is a man of conviction for reforming the existing order and transforming his vision of a better, more livable city into reality.

Right now, Imus is consigned to a lowly reputation of being just a vast, chaotic and dusty area between Bacoor City and Dasmariñas City.

Let his homecoming turn Imus from a city of dust to one all Imuseños can again be proud to call home.

And only the heroic people of this historic city can make it happen.

Ped Xing yields a vast lane for this humble, decent, and very competent builder – leader to directly make his appeal to Imuseños:

Mga Kababayan,

Magandang buhay!

FREEDOM!

Buhayin muli natin ang diwa ng demokrasya. Ang kalayaan at karapatang pumili ng mamumuno sa bayan sa pamamagitan ng isang malinis na halalan ay nalalapit na.

Muli po akong dumudulong sa inyo at sa pagkakataong ito ay hiling ko ang inyong tangkilik at suporta. Pangunahing dahilan ng aking pagtakbo ay dahil gusto ko lang iwasto at iligtas ang bayan sa kamay ng kurakot na pulitiko. Dapat nang wakasan ang mapanupil na panggigipit, ang mapagbalatkayong paglilingkod at puspos na kasinungalingang pamamahala sa bayan.

Hindi pa po huli ang lahat. Ito na ang tamang panahon. Gising na Bayan kong mahal.

FREEDOM!

Sa napakaraming problema ng bayan…

Solusyon Ang Kailangan ng Imuseño

Handa kong ialay sa inyo ang dangal sa paglilingkod at tunay na malasakit sa bayan.

“I know I can do better”

Maraming Salamat po. Mabuhay ang Dakilang Sambayanang Imuseño!

Homer T. Saquilayan

NOTABLE PROJECTS OF SAKI

1.     New City Hall Building

2.     Modern Imus Slaughterhouse

3.     Imus national highschool – Greengate Annex

4.     Imus national highschool – Alapan II Annex

5.     Palico Elementary School

6.     Pasong Buaya Elementary School – Woodsite 1

7.     Gen E. Aguinaldo National Highschool Bahayang Pagasa Annex

8.     Imus Vocational ang Technical School (VTS) at Government Center Palico

9.     IVTS Annex at Bahayang Pagasa and Maharlika

10.  Free Movies for Senior Citizens

11.  City Satelite Office at Robinson’s Place - Imus

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Sino si Saki?

Si Homer Topacio Saquilayan ay:

* Panganay sa pitong (7) anak nina Ruben Rusit Saquilayan ng Malagasang 2nd na isang magsasaka at jeepney driver at Lorenza Manalaysay Topacio ng Bucandala.

* Nag-aral sa Bucandala Elementary School at Del Pilar Academy.

* Nag-aral ng kolehiyo sa Far Eastern University, Lyceum of Baguio at nagtapos sa kursong Civil Engineering sa Manuel L. Quezon University.

* Para makapag-aral sa Kolehiyo, namasukan bilang security guard, naghugas at nagpasada ng jeep at tumulong sa pagsasaka.

* Ikinasal kay Adelaida Del Rosario Bayot ng Tanzang Luma at may 2 anak; sina Michelle, isang Arkitekto at si Lee Mark, isang Medical Technologist.

* Naging empleyado ng Provincial Engineer's office ng Cavite noong 1980-1985.

* Nakapag trabaho sa Abuljayadel Engineering sa Saudi Arabia, 1985-1987.

*Naging Municipal Engineering at Building Official ng Imus noong 1988-1998.

*Naging Vice Mayor ng Imus noong 1998-2001.

*Dalawang ulit na nahalal bilang Mayor ng Imus noong 2001 at 2004. Sa pagkakataong iyon, 2 beses din siyang naprotesta at napababa sa puwesto dahil sa bulok na sistema ng hustisya sa Imus

*Muling tumakbo bilang Mayor at natalo noong 2007 kay Manny Maliksi na kung saan walang kalaban ang kanyang amang Gobernador.

*Naglakas loob na muling lumaban noon eleksyon ng 2010... ang kauna-unahang computerized election sa bansa. Nanalo laban sa incumbent Mayor na si Maliksi sa lamang na 7,499 votes. Muling naprotesta at napababa sa puwesto noong December 28,2011, wala pa sa kalahati ng 3-taon niyang termino.

*Muling tumakbo at natalo noong 2013 election (eleksiyon na kontrolado at manipulado ng mga DILAWAN).

*Tumakbo't nanalo at kasalukuyang Provincial Senior Board Member (2016-2019).

*Si Saki ay taga sa panahon, hinubog ng karanasan at nangangarap ng magandang bukas para sa bayan.

*Si Saki ang halimbawa ng isang mabuti at maaasahan na lider... Lider na hindi nagsisinungaling sa bayan; hindi estranghero sa nasasakupan; hindi nasusuhulan; hindi mapang-abuso at higit sa lahat ay hindi magnanakaw sa bayan.

Behold God’s glory ang seek His mercy.

Pause and pray, people