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PIA Press Release
2007/09/26

Let's help push a bustling economy in Mindanao - Rep. Garcia

By Rose Palacio

Davao City (26 September) -- Davao City second district representative Vincent Garcia urged Mindanaoans to help push a bustling economy in Mindanao while the government is providing infrastructure support programs to improve law and order, tourism, delivery of basic services to the people, and many others.

Congresssman Garcia also urged the people to support the fiscal reforms being undertaken by the administration to maintain a stable economy as he observed the high mark August surplus.

"A stable economy, continued strength of the peso and stocks should challenge us more in Congress to continue with our hard work," said Congressman Garcia adding that a bustling economy would boost investors' confidence as the international rating has maintained its positive outlook in the country that have encouraged legislators in pursuing the needed reform and revenue measures to benefit the majority of the Filipino people.

Congressman Garcia who has been supporting the administration's fiscal reform program is exerting extra efforts to implement infrastructure projects in his own district. The most vital was the completion of the P24.28-million steel bridge, spanning Lasang river in Baranggay Paņalum, a remote village in Paquibato district.

The completion of the steel bridge was built under the President's Bridge Program or Tulay ng Pangulo with a length of 91.4 meters, constructed through Congressman Garcia's initiative.

Its construction was coordinated with the Department of Public Works and Highways project management office (DPWH-PMO) and the DPWH Davao District Office.

Congressman Garcia said the construction of bridges in remote areas is very important to improve people's lives in the countryside as envisioned by the President.

"At present, we are constantly looking for better ways to manage resources as the government continues its energy conservation program and austerity measures and address the transition of balanced deficit," he said.

He stressed that it is important to harness the country's own potentials and be able to improve the delivery of essential services to constituents. (PIA) [top]

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