PGMA to address Iligan City business forum
ILIGAN CITY (23 September) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will visit this city tomorrow (Monday) to address the business forum of the different business chambers, independent businessmen of Iligan City and the whole province of Lanao del Norte.
The President is expected to arrive at the Iligan City National High School (ICNHS) at around 1:30 p.m. for the oath-taking ceremony for the 992 newly-elected zone/purok presidents of this city.
She will also witness the pledge of loyalty of the 2,000 new members of the Civilian Volunteers Organization (CVO) to be officiated by Iligan City Mayor Lawrence Cruz.
The recruitment-training of CVOs was the direct result of the agreement reached during the Mindanao Peace Council Summit held in Cagayan de Oro City last July 10.
From the ICNHS, the President will motor to Maria Christina Hotel for the business conference.
In her speech, the President is expected to address issues and concerns of the business leaders, particularly in the area.
Trade Secretary Peter Favila and Public Works Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. are expected to accompany the President in her Illigan trip.
An estimated 300 participants from the different business groups, independent businessmen, local government officials and other stakeholders are expected to attend the forum to be held at the 7th floor Sky Room of Ma. Christina Hotel.
After an overnight stay here, the President is scheduled to proceed to Ormoc City on Tuesday. (PIA) [top]