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PIA Press Release
2010/03/10

PGMA to keynote opening of 2010 PCL end-term Nat'l Assembly in Cebu

Cebu City (10 March) -- In just less than a week, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will once again visit Cebu to serve as the keynote speaker during the opening ceremony of the 2010 Philippine Councilors League (PCL) End-Term National Assembly that kicks off tomorrow at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) in Mandaue City.

This is her second visit for this month alone.

Pres. Arroyo is expected to arrive late in the afternoon and will immediately proceed to the CICC around 5:00 p.m. where she will be welcomed at the lobby by PCL National Chairman Councilor Michael B. Fernandez, PCL National President Councilor Victor V. Ferrer Jr., Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes and Mandaue City Vice Mayor Carlo Fortuna as immediate past PCL national president.

Prior to the President's speech, Mr. Ferrer and Mr. Fernandez will both deliver their respective short messages.

An estimated 2,000 PCL officials, members and other guests have been invited to attend the three-day affair.

Theme of the event is "Be Pro-Active, Partner on Climate Change -- Be a Leader."

Presidential Adviser on Climate Change Sec. Heherson T. Alvarez is one of the resource persons and will talk on global warming and climate change on the second day of the assembly.

With the May Elections only two months away, the participants will also be given updates and procedures on poll automation by Comelec-7 Regional Director Atty. Rene Buac also on the second day.

The three-day event that will start tomorrow and end on Saturday will also highlight the Awarding of the 2010 Local Legislative Award and the Outstanding Councilors of the Philippines.

Last Friday, Pres. Arroyo was also here in Cebu to lead the ceremonial switch-on of a power plant and conducted a school visit in Toledo City. She also attended the graduation ceremony of the Global Filipino Teachers Program where she handed out certificates of completion and also gave financial assistance to Filipino boxer Z Gorres before departing back to Manila. (PIA-Cebu/FCR) [top]

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