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Monday, September 16, 2019
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Completion of Kabankalan airport eyed in 2020

SIXTH District Congressman-elect Genaro Alvarez is eyeing for the completion of the Kabankalan City Airport.

Alvarez after his proclamation on Thursday, May 16, said that he has discussed with incumbent Kabankalan City Mayor Isidro Zayco and incoming Mayor Pedro Zayco about the airport and that they have agreed to make it operational before June 2020.

The former Vice Governor said that he will allocate funds along with the funding from Kabankalan City Government and the Provincial Government through incoming Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson to raise the needed funding totaling to about P100 to P150 million to finish the project.

The Kabankalan Airport still lacks the runway, apron and terminal, Alvarez said.

Alvarez was accompanied by his daughter, incumbent Deputy Speaker Mercedes Alvarez, during his proclamation at the Provincial Capitol's Social Hall.

“This could be the last time for me to run because I will return it to Chedeng,” Alvarez said.

DP Alvarez who will be graduating on June 30 said that she will still be around in the district helping his father especially the legal assistance program that she has been extending to the people of the sixth district.

When asked of any advise she could give to her father, DP Alvarez said that she has been guided by the advises of her father during her tenure as congresswoman and deputy speaker of the House of Representatives so she doesn't need to give any advise to him.

The incoming congressman, meanwhile, said that he will continue with his program dubbed as “from womb to tomb” and that he has been preparing free coffins for indigent residents in the district who may die and the assistance they have been extending to the overseas Filipino workers.

Other winners in the May 13 elections who were proclaimed by the Provincial Board of Canvassers on Thursday were Board Members Macho Alonso and Jeffrey Tobola also of the sixth District and reelectionist Board Members Jose Maria Alonso and Victor Javellana of the fourth district. (TDE)


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