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PRAISES AND COMPLIMENTS: Schools Division Superintendent Socorro V. Dela Rosa commends Gov. Joseph C. Cua for a successful SOPA.

The State of the Province Address (SOPA) of Governor Joseph C. Cua gathered positive responses from different government officials in the province.

In an interview, Panganiban Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Councilor Eduardo C. Cabrera appreciated the implementation of the different programs of the provincial government.

“Ito pong Ulat sa Lalawigan ni Governor ay napaka-substantial talaga. Halos gabos na mga kaplanuhan sa pag-uswag ning probinsya ning Catanduanes, particularly, yung nasa laylayan, natataw-an niya ning panahon. Gabos na mga programa na pigadala niya sa mga bara-barangay, na-iimplementar kang provincial government,” he said.

Meanwhile, Provincial Board Member and Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President Camille Qua, expressed her satisfaction for his support to the youth, when asked about what she considers the best accomplishment of the governor.

“Dakula pong tuwang para sa youth yung sa education. Nakatao siya ning scholarship sa mga gustong mag-abogado tapos mag-doctor kasi nataw’an niya ning chance yung mga mahihirap na kayang kaya po itong ma-achieve,” she said.

With regards to the successful projects implemented in their municipalities, SB Councilor Cabrera stressed how the provincial government supported infrastructure projects such as the construction of breakwater and drainage system, and the construction of irrigation system to facilitate the planting system of marginalized farmers in Panganiban.

PLGU department heads congratulate Gov. Joseph C. Cua for his feats during his 2nd year as the local chief executive of the province for this term.

Moreover, Bato Vice Mayor Roy Regalado gave gratitude to the governor’s support to municipality’s infrastructure, agriculture and tourism industry. He said that the road concreting from Buenavista to Cagraray, the assistance to the abaca farmers, and the continued promotion of tourism greatly contributed to the progress of Bato.

Both Vice Mayors Arcilla and Regalado suggested that the provincial government intensify its programs for health and medical services.

“Ako, bilang sarong doktor man, I think ito (health programs) dapat kasi dakula ang impact kaito sa workforce, sa human resource ta,” Vice Mayor Arcilla conveyed.

“Mafi-feel talaga ning tawo kapag once, ito ang matutukan mo, mataw-an mo ning magayon na serbisyo. Mating-mati an ning tawo,” she added.

Citing problems of the some PhilHealth members, Vice Mayor Regalado recommended the shelling out of more funds for the purchase of adequate supplies of medicines and medical equipment.

On the community’s perspective, Barangay Captain Lea Tumala of San Rafael, Bagamanoc said he expects for further implementation of the projects regarding poverty alleviation and hospitalization since many indigent families, especially those without PhilHealth affiliation, depend on the barangay to aid in hospital expenses, in times of trouble and health problems.

Mr. Tumala also praised how the provincial government extends help to barangays.

“Sa mga project kung ano gusto mong mangyari sa barangay mo, automatic pag-abot kay Gov, sa office ni Gov basta may resolution ka automatic matutuwangan ang barangay,” he said.

Furthermore, Vice-Mayor Arcilla commended the initiative of the government in spearheading the systematic implementation of the drug rehabilitation program.

The SOPA was held at the Catanduanes Convention Center on October 26, 2018, coinciding with the last day of the Catandungan Festival. This is the 8th SOPA of Gov. Cua since he held office in 2007, 2010, and again, in 2016.


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