Sunday, August 13, 2006

Bantay Puerto:

Protect. Rehabilitate. Plan. These are the program’s key management thrusts. Protect what is there, rehabilitate what has been destroyed, and plan for the intelligent utilization of the city’s terrestrial and marine resources. This is the life cycle that the program envisions for the community to achieve sustainable development.

Mayor Pambansa

PIA Press Release

PGMA tags Hagedorn as "Mayor Pambansa"

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY (1 April) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo tagged City Mayor Edward Hagedorn not only as the city's mayor but as "Mayor Pambansa" for the huge part the Mayor played in local government leadership and also in solving the jueteng problem in the country.

She said this in an informal speech delivered at a short program at the inauguration of the Puerto Princesa Sanitary Landfill at Bgy. Sta. Lourdes this morning.

The President said that the additional tasks of jueteng czar took the Mayor out of the city most of the time and this she said deserves special treatment.

The President said that she is helping the Mayor in return for the Mayor's help and acceptance as head of the Jueteng Task Force which has come up with the recommendations on "social amelioration" which her administration is taking seriously.

Part of the special treatment package of the President for the city is the immediate release of the P50 million for the improvement of the Bahile-Sabang national highway. The improvement of this stretch of the national highway will ease the land travel to the famous World Heritage Site of the St. Paul Subterranean River or the Underground River.

The President also ordered the release of P30 million for the rehabilitation of the Puerto Princesa City Airport Terminal. He ordered DOTC Secretary Leandro Mendoza to facilitate the release of funds to make the airport terminal at par with international standards for the incoming tourists visiting the province and the city.

For the long term, the President also instructed the DOTC Secretary to expedite the formulation of a masterplan for the airport which shall be submitted to the Asian Development Bank for possible funding.

In an interview, the DOTC Secretary said that his department will also look into the improvement of the Busuanga Airport in Northern Palawan which is also a top tourist destination in the province.

The President visited the city this morning to inaugurate the Puerto Princesa Sanitary Landfill complex and the Palawan North Road project, both funded and assisted by the Asian Development Bank.

Gusi Peace Prize

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