His two terms in office (1988-1995) were eventful for Cateel in many ways. First, Cateel was energized through the Davao Oriental Electric Cooperative (DORECO) ahead of the Municipality of Baganga due to his efforts and insistence. The street leading southward to public market was paved in 1992. Most of the municipal streets were concreted and more barangay roads were also constructed. Portion of Cateel for the Cateel-Compostela Road linking up to Barangay Maglahus was opened in 1994. The price of copra was high, crime rate was reduced and the town had enjoyed prosperity.