Candidate for the city’s mayor claims to be without political debts
PANAMA. Miguel Antonio Bernal, the lawyer and opposition politician, is the only independent candidate aspiring for the position of Pan...
PANAMA. Miguel Antonio Bernal, the lawyer and opposition politician, is the only independent candidate aspiring for the position of Panama City’s mayor.
During a recent TV interview, Bernal highlighted education as as a solution for many of city’s problems.
As a university professor, Bernal argues that he regularly sees how Panamanian youngsters reach classrooms with large deficiencies, denoting the need for families and authorities to work together in the development of the intellectual capacity of the younger generations.
He stressed the duty of the Mayor’s Office with the educational system and promises to contribute to the modernization and security of schools.
According to the candidate, the municipality should set aside funds for the municipal police and raise awareness at a community level to take better care of schools.
He also plans to have schools offer workshops and courses for youngsters and adults alike at night, which he believes would help keep them from turning into gang and criminal activity.
“I am convinced that if we improve education, problems such as poverty, public health and delinquency will be much easier to eradicate so we can achieve the quality of life we want and deserve,” Bernal stated.
During a recent tour of Las Garzas de Pacora to assess the residents’ problems and their input on possible solutions, the candidate said the next mayor of Panama City needs to have character and will power, values he attributed to himself.
According to Bernal, people know that his actions, and intentions are always to defend the population: “I don’t have any commitments or political debts, just a vocation to serve.”