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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Latest Political News from Marinduque

Sunset from the Balcony of Chateau Du Mer Beach House, Boac,Marinduque, April 1, 2010

This article was published in the May 4 issue of the Manila Bulletin and titled Velasco vows infra projects. Sounds great! Velasco's opponent is former Congressman Edmund Reyes. Reyes is the son of current congresswoman, Carmencita Reyes. C Reyes is running for governor against Bong Carrion, the current governor. Again, I hope may the least corrupt candidate win!

"Creating reliable infrastructure projects in Marinduque and turning the province into a prime tourism destination are the top priorities of congressional candidate Atty. Allan “PA” Velasco once elected member of Congress on May 10.

Velasco said that infrastructure projects like roads and irrigation facilities, improved hospital services, enhanced electric distribution, and rehabilitation of towns damaged by mine tailings will be the keys to create more jobs and economic opportunities in Marinduque.

The former Marinduque provincial administrator and former chairman of the Marinduque Provincial Tourism Council, Velasco vowed to stop corruption by directly alloting P1 million for each barangay in the province to ensure that public funds intended for economic development are spent as budgeted.

He said that during his term as provincial administrator, he initiated several “bayanihan” projects that built a footbridge in barangay Bangwayin in Torrijos town, a causeway project in Suha also in Torrijos, two classrooms at the Makapuyat National School in Sta. Cruz, a covered court also in Sta. Cruz, and five multi-purpose hall and learning centers in Mogpog. He said that while most of the funds for the projects came from Senators Bong Revilla and Migs Zubiri, the labor portion of the projects were contributed by the barangay residents themselves.

He also said that he implemented the participation of Marinduque in the Moriones Float Festival in Baguio City, the Battle of Moriones during the Moriones Festival, the Marinduque Trade Expo and as assistant in the Southern Tagalog Tourism Summit.

Also on top of Velasco's priority projects once elected to Congress are the rebuilding of the province's dilapidated electrical distribution system to end perennial brownouts, upgrading of services in provincial hospitals, and improvement of the transportation system for a more efficient movement of products from the province to the trading centers.

To complete the province's transformation into an agricultural powerhouse, Velasco will also prioritize the construction of irrigation projects and the improvement of the province's farm to market roads.

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