Magpale strikes back

Vice Governor Agnes Magpale rebuked the provincial government’s critics who claimed that Governor Hilario Davide III has done nothing under his administration.


In last week’s visit to Catmon town for the distribution of cash incentive to barangay health workers, Magpale said Davide poured in a lot of projects in the province but he did it without much fuss and whir of a rolling camera.


“Kaning panerbisyo ni Gov. Junjun (Davide) kinasingkasing gyud ni. Motrabaho lang gyud ni siya’g hilom na way daghang kisaw,” she said.


Despite the relentless attacks, Davide who is known for being a level headed person, refused to sling back mud to his critics, but instead put his attention in informing the people directly about the ongoing livelihood programs and infrastructure projects of the Capitol, said Magpale.


Magpale cited Catmon town, which had 40 new classrooms built from Capitol funds, as one of the proofs that officials of the provincial government are not sleeping at the wheel.


“Usa lang ni sa daghan na mga proyekto ni Gov para sa probinsya. Ako nag pasalamat ni Mayor Dan Jusay na iyang gihisguton ang mga nahatag sa gobernador sa inyong lungsod,” Magpale said.


As of September 2015, the provincial government had released at least P204 million worth of infrastructure projects for various towns.


Among the biggest road projects last year included the concreting and improvement of Abuno to Guindaruhan road in Minglanilla, Cogon-Alegria to Marmol in Tuburan and Cantumog to Corte in Carmen. The total cost of the project reached to more than P69 million.


Last year, the Capitol clinched numerous awards and recognitions from the national government.


The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) ranked Cebu Province as the third most competitive province among the 60 LGUs in the country.


Cebu Province was also named by the Department of Finance as the wealthiest LGU.


For its outstanding work in financial keeping, disaster preparedness, and social protection, the Capitol earned the Department of Interior and Local Government’s “Seal of Good Local Governance” award. (Kelvin Canizares)