THE Caloocan City Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce Inc. has praised the leadership of Mayor Along Malapitan for its progressive and people-oriented programs in light of the recent Social Weather Stations survey showing the strong trust and satisfaction of his constituents.

Based on the SWS survey conducted from April 5 to April 10 this year, nine out of 10 city residents said they’re satisfied with the governance of the mayor and father, District 1 Rep. Oscar ‘Oca’ Malapitan, the former city chief executive for three terms.

Majority of them also believed that the city government is in the right direction, especially when it comes to improving the city’s economy and quality of life, the same SWS survey showed.

The SWS concluded that “Mayor Along and Congressman Oca are the most trusted public servants in Caloocan today.”

CCFCCI president Romeo Tan commended the city mayor’s brand of governance and pledged the chamber’s continued partnership with his administration.

“We know that our city is in good hands and we assure you that we will continue to assist its administration in providing the best kind of service for everyone,” Tan said.

The younger Malapitan expressed his gratitude to all ‘Batang Kankaloo’ (Caloocan kids) and to the CCFCCI for putting their trust in his administration.

“With all the commendations and recognitions we get from most sectors in the city, my administration’s goal is always to find ways on how to best serve the public,” the former lawmaker-turned-mayor said.

In related development, the father-and-son tandem was gratified by the support of the owners of SM Supermalls, specifically the Sy Siblings, as the retail giant opened another location in Bagumbong, Caloocan North.

The Caloocan mayor stressed the continued trust and confidence of multiple big businesses in the local government’s capabilities and assured his constituents that the effects of these investments would further boost the city’s already-booming economy.

He also congratulated his constituents, especially those residing in North Caloocan as he sees the opening of the new SM mall as proof that the area has developed into a highly-urbanized and economically-viable location.