Monday, February 22, 2010

Bohol’s close tie with the administration assures of more development projects

By Angeline Valencia 

Bohol's close tie with the administration assures of more development projects.
Sticking with a winnable presidential bet spells best political stunt geared towards sustaining infrastructure projects and even more of it, according to Gov. Erico Aumentado.

The governor, seeking a return to Congress, urged barangay officials in second district to support Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard-bearer Gilberto Teodoro Jr. to keep their present development endeavors on the track.

The governor had a chance to interact with barangay officials during the distribution of checks worth P50,000 for each of the 18 barangays in San Miguel on Wednesday, 23 barangays in President Carlos P. Garcia on Thursday, and 24 barangays in Getafe on Friday.

As a precedent, Aumentado cited the continuity of the implementation of the Bohol Circumferential Road Improvement Project (BCRIP) phase 1, the Bohol Irrigation Project (BHIP) phase 1 and the Leyte-Bohol Interconnection Project from the time of former President Fidel Ramos up to the second stages of the projects and the inauguration of Ubay substation of the Leyte-Bohol Interconnection Project when President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo took over.

Up for implementation are the third stages of BCRIP and BHIP.

"Labing maayo nga makasandig ta og kandidato nga mahimong presidente aron mapatuman ang mga proyekto (It's better that we can stick with a candidate who will become president so we can implement these projects)," Aumentado said.

He said that Teodoro was already leading in the survey conducted by Strat Poll- -a more recent one.

Just like the 1992 trend, FVR has been consistent as No. 4 in surveys, yet he made it to Malacañang after a late-blooming lead by March then, though as a minority President having garnered only 23 percent of the total votes cast.

"So, Gibo has big chances, especially that Lakas-Kampi-CMD is the only party with 98-percent complete slate down to municipal level, while Liberal Party only has 42 percent, and Nacionalista Party has 48 percent. [Former President Joseph Estrada's] PMP has only 22 percent and their candidates are even almost rarely visible," Aumentado said.

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