MALAYBALAY CITY | BUKIDNON NEWS – “Thank you… we’ve got it this time. Salamat (Thanks) President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo,” San Fernando town Mayor Levi Edma said as the concreting of 70.53 km Kapalong-Talaingod-Valencia Bukidnon road starts up, passing through his town going to Davao province.
“Tungod ani nga proyekto, mas makaganansya na mi ug dako-dako kung magbaligya mi sa among abot sa uma kay gamay nalang dayon among bayaran sa trucking,” Salamat President Gloria Arroyo (Because of this road project, we will have more profits than before since freight cost will also be reduced. Thank you President Gloria Arroyo),” said Bambi Segunla, a vegetable farmer in Barangay Sto. Domingo, San Fernando town.
“The trip usually takes about 5 hours from San Fernando using the Valencia-Dologon-Quezon, Bukidnon-Davao route. But once this road network is completed, a 2-hour travel is enough to go shopping to Davao del Norte. We can therefore have our holiday business trips faster than before with no delays on the beltway,” Mayor Edma added.
On the other hand, Valencia City Mayor Leandro Jose Catarata thanked President Arroyo on the upgraded Sayre Highway-Colonia-Valencia-Lumbo Road Section and the ongoing construction of Batangan Bridge and Approaches across Bukidnon Pulangui River in San Fernando-Valencia City junction.
Bukidnon Governor Jose Ma. Zubiri Jr. said President Arroyo’s major infrastructure projects in the province include the construction/concreting of Bukidnon-Davao Road, Buda Maramag Section; Maramag-Kibawe-Kabacan Road, Pinamaloy-Damulog Section; Davao-Bukidnon Road, Calinan-Buda Section; Bukidnon-Davao Road, Dologon, BUSCO-Quezon Section; Misamis Oriental-Bukidnon By-Pass Road; Bukidnon-Cagayan de Oro Road, Puerto-Alae Section and the Aglayan-Zamboanguita Road in Upper Pulangui zone.
“Works on the concreting of the major road projects in Bukidnon are now fast-moving through the responsive and responsible works of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)s,” Zubiri added.
These “Daan sa Kinabukasan” road network projects are just few of the many realized / delivered infrastructure programs of President Arroyo cited in her past year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) targets. (PIA 10-Bukidnon / Ruby Balistoy)