Governor Zubiri Convenes with the Barangay Officials of Valencia City
Bukidnon Provincial Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. once again held a meeting together with the barangay officials of Valencia City on March 4, 2016 at CAP building.
The meeting focused on the discussion of the current situation of the province and the distribution of funds to be used for the projects of each barangay.
Hon. Zubiri shared his concern about the continuous effect of the El Niño phenomenon that hit most part of the province.
He said that the agricultural crops and products of the province were affected so as the families and farmers whose main source of income depends on farming.
Though there is already a province-wide declaration of state of calamity, Governor Zubiri assured to continue serving the people and meet the needs of those who are affected.
Zubiri added that the provincial government will be giving assistance to all affected farmers and families.
Valencia City Mayor Azucena P. Huervas also expressed her dedication to help those people who are affected from drought in the city. She said that the city will help distribute the assistance provided by the provincial government.
On the other hand, Zubiri also highlighted his plans to provide livelihood programs among communities to lessen the poverty rate of the province.
He also disclosed the possible entrance of big companies in the province which will open an opportunity for job seekers to work in the call center industry.
Meanwhile, the provincial government turned over the funds intended for the programs and projects of the 31 baranagays of Valencia City. An amount of 1million pesos was allocated to each barangay to support their projects particularly on infrastructure. The said fund was part of the project of the provincial government that aims to help the barangays in the province.
The barangay officials were thankful for the support they received and for the initiative that the provincial and local government lends for the people.
The event was also graced by Vice Mayor Rolando P. Laviña, 4th district Congressman Rogelio Neil "Oneil" P. Roque, Board Member Ranulfo E. Pepito, City Councilor Camilo E. Pepito, City Councilor Rodrigo A. Rosal, City Councilor Eduardo D. Chan, City Councilor Helen T. Bernal, City Councilor Oliver Owen L. Garcia, City Councilor Policarpo P. Murillo IV, City Councilor Glenn P. Peduche, City Councilor John Lee B. Quillo, ABC Federation President Arlando L. Cañete, and Manolo Fortich Mayor Rogelio N. Quiño.