The statement of Cebu’s beloved Mayor Tomas Osmena is making the rounds on social media. Mayor Tom’s first hand account of the people who helped him and the Cebu Investment Promotions Center invite and encourage BPO and call center companies to open offices here in our city and province, and Mar Roxas has played a big role in this, according to the mayor.
This is the details of Mayor Tom Osmena of BOPK on why he endorses and supports Mar Roxas.
“I know many of the Cebuanos dislike Mar, but I support him not for what he’s promising for Cebu, but because of what he’s already done: help bring 100,000 BPO jobs to Cebu. (I don’t mean we owe him anything, I am saying it is evidence that he can do more for us.)
If you’re a part of our call center program, I just want you to know that it wouldn’t have been possible without then DTI-secretary Mar Roxas. It was he who helped the Cebu Investment Promotions Center and me convince the call centers to come to Cebu.
I love Rody, he’s an old friend of mine and I like the way he gets things done. I understand why many are attracted to his brand of leadership; I myself have borrowed a few ideas from him (ask Dumpit).
However, in the end, I have to decide, and my decision is that the economic growth of our country is best handled by someone who’s already proven his worth for us Cebuanos.
I know I will get a lot of questions about this, but I addressed this in the Bloggers Summit last weekend and I will upload the video soon. I think it’s best explained there.
Don’t worry, I’ll handle the peace and order here.”
This picture is posted on Mayor Tommy Osmena’s FB page:
Tommy Osmena was the mayor of Cebu City when the BPO and call center operations in Cebu started opening branches and offices in Cebu City. Today, Cebu’s IT BPO industry is one of the biggest in the Philippines.
When a supporter said supporting Mar Roxas could spell disaster for his own candidacy, Osmena has this to say:
Another supporter insist it was Gloria Arroyo who should be credited for the flourishing BPO industry, Osmena said this:
Another supporter cries “credit grabbers!”
Another one from the mayor:
Furthermore, Mayor Tommy Osmena added this statement on his shoutout’ comments section:
” One more thing: if you look at our choices in the presidential race, there is (in my opinion) only one COMPLETELY unacceptable candidate, and he’s the one whose candidate for Cebu City mayor here claims that Cebu is HIS country.
I said this before, Cebu is not Binay country, Poe country, Duterte country, Roxas country, or Osmeña country. Cebu belongs to the Cebuanos. Let’s not identify ourselves with one personality and instead let that person tell us what he can do for Cebu and the Philippines.”
What do you think of Tommy Osmena’s statements?