03 September 2014

CL growth seen as PNoy puts RDCs to task

The engines of growth has shifted to high gear as President Aquino swore in and took to task the Regional Development Council (RDC) heads of the country in a ceremony held at the Rizal Hall of MalacaƱang the other day.

Under the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), the new RDC chairpersons are Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado for Region III; Albay Gov. Jose Ma. Clemente “Joey” Salceda for Region 5; Bohol Gov. Edgardo Chatto for Region 7; and Surigao del Norte Gov. Sol Matugas for Mindanao.

In Central Luzon, Gov. Alvarado said that the RDC 3 is focusing on boosting the two special economic zones in the region – the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga and the Subic Bay Freeport in Zambales.

He said that plans are under way for the construction of a fast mass transport system that will link the Clark International Airport to Metro Manila.

“We already have the facilities and we just need to maximize its use in order to further spur more growth in the Central Luzon,” said Alvarado, with his wife Bulacan 1st District Rep. Ma Victoria M. Sy-Alvarado by his side.

He said the President is very serious in expediting various socio-economic development programs in the different parts of the country.

The governor said that the interlinking of the Clark area via a fast mass transport system like the “Bullet Train” of Japan to Metro Manila will create a new booming region. (Freddie C. Velez, Manila Bulletin)

GROWTH TALKS — President Aquino seems to be telling Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado to start rolling up his sleeves in fast-tracking the development programs in Region 3, shortly after being sworn-in as the chairman of the Regional Development Council in Central Luzon the other day at MalacaƱang. Also in photo are Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and Gov. Alvarado’s wife, Bulacan 1st District Rep. Ma Victoria R. Sy-Alvarado.