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PGMA to inaugurate several projects during Zamboanga del Sur visit Monday

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is arriving here on Monday (Sept. 17) to launch or inaugurate several projects as part of the celebration of the 55th anniversary of the province of Zamboanga del Sur.

The President is expected to arrive at around 10:00 a.m. on board the presidential helicopter at the Pagadian City Airport where she will be welcomed by Zamboanga del Sur Gov. Aurora E. Cerilles, Pagadian City Mayor Samuel S. Co, 1st District Rep. Victor J. Yu, and 2nd District Rep. Antonio H. Cerilles.

She will be accompanied by Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap, Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano and Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and Mindanao Super Region champion Jesus Dureza.

The President will lead the inauguration of the Agro-Tourism and Heritage Complex and unveil the Megayon monument or marker at the provincial government complex in Dao, Pagadian City.

She will later on turn over the Notice of Award on the P20-million rehabilitation of the Bobuan-Datagan-Matina-ao Balukbahan-Sigacad Bayog farm-to market road under the Mindanao Rural Improvement Project to Governor Cerilles and Mayor Mary Ann Cartalla of Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur.

The President will also present the documents and ceremonial key of responsibilities over the P25.291-million communal irrigation system of Balongating and Canunan Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, and the P12.505 million farm-to-market road from Balongating-Goling Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur to the local officials.

She will deliver a speech on the occasion of the launching of the "3rd Biyahe na sa Zambo Sur and Megayon Festival" to highlight the anniversary celebration of the province.

During the anniversary program, the Teatro Sinunday will present Subanon welcome dances such as "Sot" and "T'halok."

The "Biyahe na sa Zambo Sur" is an annual exposition showcasing the tourism attractions of the constituent local government units of the Zamboanga Peninsula.

The Megayon Festival is a meaningful celebration of peace and solidarity which features the age-old traditions and customs of the people of Zamboanga del Sur. (OPS) [top]

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