Guv still reflecting on election plans-A A +A
Thursday, July 5, 2012
GOVERNOR Alfredo Marañon Jr. said he is still thinking about his plans for the 2013 elections.
"I am also assessing if the people of Negros still wants me to lead them", he said in an interview with Mercado Publiko program aired over a local radio station.
Many Negrenses though believe that the governor will seek re-election, considering that he still has several unfinished projects in the province.
One of these is the P450-million Negros First Cyber Center, one of the major projects the Marañon administration is expected to complete next year.
It is a three-storey building at the Paglaum Sports Complex compound that will house commercial centers at the ground floor, call centers and ICT training centers at the second and a dormitory for students from outside Bacolod at the third floor.
Another major project set to be undertaken this year is the expansion of the 888 China Town Square at the Capitol-owned Old Provincial Jail lot.
The biggest pending project of the governor is the development of the 7.7-hectare prime Capitol property, which has been awarded for lease and purchase to Ayala Land Incorporated (ALI).
ALI intends to invest more than P6 billion to build a business and ICT complex, which is envisioned to transform the landscape of the city and province, as well as provide jobs for Negrenses and further boost the province’s economy.
The governor, meanwhile, confirmed the earlier statement made by Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez that the United Negros Alliance, of which he is a member, is set to hold a convention on August after the meeting did not push through last June.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 05, 2012.