If you’ve traversed the Maluko, Manolo Fortich and Alae, Manolo Fortich areas here in Bukidnon lately, chances are you’ve noticed those huge, new tarpaulin billboards. The billboards, which feature Manolo Fortich personalities such as PBA player Caesar Catli, Jr., current Laga Ta Bukidnon 2009 Portia Paula Raposala, Viva Hot Babes member Sheree (her real name is Hazel Bautista), renowned plant scientist Dr. Juan Acosta and Manolo Fortich Mayor Rogelio Quino, are part of the recently launched “I Love Manolo Fortich” project of the local government unit (LGU).
My guess is that the “I Love Manolo Fortich” project aims to encourage the people of the said Bukidnon municipality to participate as much as they can because they’re also part of the town’s progress and development. The special project, which is, I think, part of the Manolo Fortich tourism arm, also aims to instill love and pride for one’s own and beloved municipality.
Hopefully, this measure can also be adopted by other Bukidnon towns.
Cheers to the municipal government of Manolo Fortich!