Home Newspaper Quezon guv pushes development of remote towns

Quezon guv pushes development of remote towns

By:Gideon Belen

 

LUCENA CITY, Quezon – Newly-elected Governor Danilo Suarez has revealed his program to cascade more development projects to Quezon’s eastern Pacific seaboard towns and geographically isolated areas in a bid to spur economic development.

During the Sangguniang Panlalawigan inaugural session on Monday, Suarez said his administration’s Pacific Policy Program aims to boost development of Pacific towns of Real, Infanta and General Nakar (REINA), including geographically isolated eastern island towns in the Polillo Group of Islands (POGI).

“Hindi lamang magbibigay ng daan ito para sa kaunlaran ng lalawigan ngunit magsisilbi ring daan para sa kinabukasan ng buong bansa (This will not only pave the way for the development of the province but also augurs well for the country’s future progress),” he stressed.

During the first legislative council session, the governor, along with provincial department heads and the Provincial Board Members, also tackled the need to implement infrastructure projects and health programs, and generate more jobs for Quezonians.

Suarez also vowed to complete the ongoing South Luzon Expressway Extension or TR4 in the province, and implement his proposed measure during his stint as former House Minority Floor Leader for the establishment of the Quezon-Bicol Expressway or QuBex.

He explained these mega projects could hasten the transport and trade of the province’s products, and boost inter-trading of various goods from the neighboring towns.

As a priority measure, his administration sets its target to lower the poverty rate through jobs generation, citing the more than 1,000 job prospects for Quezonians upon completion of the Quezon Steel Asia Factory in Candelaria town.

For the health sector, Suarez aims to expand the “Serbisyong Suarez” health coupons to benefit village councilors, in addition to the village chiefs who were earlier covered under the program.

The governor said he will also broaden the health coupon’s coverage not only in government but also in private hospitals.

In his address, Suarez also enjoined the Provincial Engineering Office to craft the master plan for an integrated site for the various provincial government departments and offices to speed up local government services transactions and ease of doing business. (PNA)

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

MUST READ

Filipino Young Leaders Program 2019 Delegates Announced

WASHINGTON D.C. 21 October 2019 — The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO), a joint initiative of the Embassy under the leadership of Ambassador to...

Agri chief renews call for lower tariffs on PH bananas in Japan

By PNA   MANILA -- Agriculture Secretary William Dar has reiterated his request to Japan Vice Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) Shinya Fujiki to lower...

NEDA pushes creation of data centers to hasten rollout of PhilSys

By PNA   MANILA -- Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia has called for faster movement on the establishment of data centers to accommodate the increased number of...

Private sector urges implementation of safeguards on rice import

By Lilybeth Ison   MANILA -- The private sector has urged the government to enforce safeguards on rice importation amid the continuing decrease in the price of...

Tacloban’s Price Mansion brings back World War II memories

by Sarwell Meniano TACLOBAN CITY -- Lilia Price turned emotional as she reminisced the pre-World War II years when their family lived at the Price Mansion,...