Senator leads projects launching, inauguration today

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Thursday, November 15, 2012


ILONGGO Senator Franklin M. Drilon will lead the launching and inauguration of development projects in Iloilo City today, Friday, November 16, 2012 as partial fulfillment of his promises to the Ilonggos and supported by President Benigno Aquino III.

Drilon, accompanied by City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and lone city Representative Jerry P. Treñas, will lead in the groundbreaking ceremony of the P200-million Iloilo fishport breakwater project of the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala will grace the occasion as PFDA and BFAR are bureaus under the Department of Agriculture.

After the groundbreaking, a book launching at Camiña’s Balay Na Bato in Arevalo district will follow. The book “Beach Forests and Mangrove Associates in the Philippines” is jointly written by scientists Dr. Jurgen Primavera and Dr. Rex Sadaba.

The senator and his party will proceed to the Breakthrough Restaurant in seaside Arevalo for the report presentation on the updates of the Jalaur River Multi-purpose Project (JRMP) and river projects in the municipality of Oton, Iloilo by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).

After this, Drilon, Mabilog, Treñas and Alcala will go to the inauguration of the P40-million new Iloilo City abattoir upgraded into a full Double-A abattoir by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS).

Members of the Iloilo River Development Council (IRDC) will meet in the afternoon at the new City Hall for a report on developments of remaining projects in the city pushed by the Aquino administration.

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