Not a State of the Province Address or SOPA, but a Valedictory Address.
This is what Aklan Governor Carlito Marquez has clarified during the last part of his speech at yesterday’s Annual Report to the Aklanons for 2012.
This is despite the fact that his service in the Capitol is yet to expire in June.
His speech’s outcome isn’t entirely an Annual Report, as he talked about what he has done in his 9 years of service in the office.
Nonetheless, when the governor laid out his accomplishments, the Provincial Council’s session hall was filled with applause from those who have attended the SOPA.
Marquez also extended his gratitude to all the Department Heads in the Provincial Capitol, the National Agencies, and the Mayors of the 17 municipalities of Aklan for their support to his administration.
This time however, Marquez was caught between gladness and sadness as his service ends.
Yet, at the end of his speech and eventually his term he still carried his “trade mark” and belief that “no one is in the bondage of poverty”