HERMOSA, Bataan – What used to be described as a sleepy town, Hermosa now is compared to an awakened dragon ready to “spew fire” of progress, with Mayor Jopet Inton at the helm as a first timer public official.
Mayor Jopet is not new in creating developmental ideas and sourcing out funds because according to him, he has been trained by Governor Abet Garcia, when the latter was the Congressman of the 2nd district of Bataan.
What is new he said is that, he is now the mayor of his town and is applying the same formula that will bring Hermosa to greater heights.
Inton said that he is not the traditional type of a public official who just sits in his office; as the Chief Executive of his town, he said he instills discipline and good work habits to all his department heads and employees, that even if he is not around, the whole operation of the municipality will run and that they will give the best services to their constituents.
Mayor Jopet further said that most of the time, he is out of the province or even out of the country, sourcing out funds and just lately, he was able to bring home P50 million funds from senators and hopefully he said that if plans will materialize, two more investors will be locating in the province. Mayor Inton is the only mayor who has brought as many investors in the province especially in the Freeport Area of Bataan.
This early, Hermosa is ahead of preparations for the rainy season. Mayor Inton said that they are now working on their flood control and is completing the construction of multi-purpose covered courts in their 25 barangays, which according to Mayor Jopet will not only serve as function hall for barangay activities, graduation, sports but at the same time, can be used as an evacuation area during floods and other calamities.
His biggest plan is to establish an upland ecozone, for the “spill over” of locators and investors from SBMA. In fact they already have the right of way and the Mabiga exit as well as the construction of the 17 km concrete road in that area.