Honest differences of views and honest debate about the proposition: resolved the Sugbuak bill to be adopted, are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy making among us free men. There are no problems we can not solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.
Ladies and gentlemen, this debate is practical example of unity. What is Sugbuak? Sugbuak means “Breaking down of Cebu”. This is that breaking down means deterioration, meltdown or ruin. Are these what brilliant Congressmen intending to do?
Had after all that Cebu already reached its zenith of success! As according to the newly published report of the commission on audit that Cebu tops in all provinces nationwide in terms of financial position. In addition, one proof is the recently concluded ASEAN SUMMIT held in Cebu. Second, Cebu business sectors are working for the business establishments being put up. Third, Cebu’s Sinulog is another stepping stone to make the world aware about the great festival we have showcasing as an area of Cebu is usually deemed as educational center and tourism destination.
To sum up, then, we can mitigate the downside of the proposition: Resolved that Sugbuak to be adopted.
This is unnecessary because all the unity and pride of one Cebu will turn into waste. Selfishness and competition strongly arise. Our economy affected to it since it gives them a burden for expenses to put up a new one. Some part of the natural resources will destroy.
This is not beneficial because it affects the livelihood and even the common people themselves. It will somehow creates chaos in setting up boundaries. If it all become industrialized what left to Cebu Island Environment?
This is very impractical that is very costly to create administrative regions by allocating the low measure budget. Then, there are many low quality projects and problems to be prioritizing such as insuring delivery of basic services to the people. The bill also lacked other essential supporting documents. Then, where is their credibility to follow laws that the one who carry out. This is another expenses again supposed intended for Cebuano‘s needs.
Do they think this division can solved the problems, or instead, a greater disaster? That is the value we teach to our children.They should support the strong centralized Government that benefits our province with its system. Representatives should voice out their support in Federalization, so the imperial Manila realize that there is an imperial Cebu.
A house divided against itself can not stand. I believe this Government can not endure permanent half-slave and half-free. Government and cooperation are in all things the laws of life. Anarchy and competition, the laws of death. Cebu as a whole can stand its own and Cebu’s necessity we unite.