Cabatuan, Iloilo chief exec lauds Gov DAF vision for South Cotabato

PIA Press Release 2007/02/12

Cabatuan, Iloilo chief exec lauds Gov DAF vision for South Cotabato

Koronadal City (12 February) -- Mayor Ramon Yee of the municipality of Cabatuan, Iloilo province lauded Governor Daisy P. Avance Fuentes’ vision for South Cotabato.

Mayor Yee cited during his after-dinner speech that even in just twenty (20) minutes of conversation with the Governor, he could summarize her vision as “Abanse, abanse, abansase” for South Cotabato.

South Cotabato’s battle-cry “Go...South Cotabato…Grow!!!” is popularized under her administration.

Mayor Yee also expressed his admiration for Ilonggos who excel in politics in the likes of Governor Fuentes and Governor Emmanuel Pinol of North Cotabato, both roots came from January, Iloilo which is a neighbor of his municipality.

The municipality of Cabatuan, Iloilo conducted their “lakbay aral” or Study tour to the province last February 8-9, 2007.

At the upper valley area, the 49-member delegation visited the corn processing plant in Banga, and also got a bird’s eye view of the organic farming practices and herbal medicine display in Surallah.

The group ate their launch at the scenic Punta Isla Lake Resort in Lake Sebu where they were entertained by T’Boli songs and dances.

In the afternoon, the visitor trooped to Sto. Niño interacted with officials regarding with the fiscal management practices of the municipality.

Before departing South Cotabato, they made a side trip to Isaulan and Tacurong city in Sultan Kudarat.

The said Local Government unit (LGU) is the 3rd LGU to visit the province for this year. Either, the LGU’s of Agusan del Sur and Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo visited the province last January this year. (FCS/PIA 12) - Timeline 2007