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Solon preserves good public service legacy

by A. Lumaque

Roxas City (11 October) -- Capiz First District Representative Rodriguez Dadivas has focused some of its projects and programs to the preservation of good public service in the province as a tribute to the city's most illustrious son, former President Manuel Roxas, for the interest of the next generations of Capicenos.

Various infrastructures here like the Dinggoy Roxas Civic Center (DRCC) and President Manuel Roxas Memorial School (PMRMS) are being subjected to Cong. Dadivas financial support to further extend and enhance its service to the public.

An ocular inspection of these projects has been conducted by Dadivas last month that was witnessed by some local mediamen. The on-site visitation also included a turn over of 110 units of computer packages to schools in view of the Personal Computers for Public Schools started by Senator Mar Roxas during his incumbency as Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Dadivas also pursued the desire of Senator Roxas to convert Panay State Polytechnic College (PSPC) into Capiz State University (CAPSU) to offer a quality public learning institution to Capicenos and neighboring provinces.

The conversion was realized when President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Republic Act 9273 at the Provincial Capitol here last March 21, 2004.

In 2002, Republic Act 9217, also known as the President Manuel A. Roxas Memorial Day Act, was enacted through the initiative of Dadivas as a special nonworking holiday in the entire province and city in commemoration of the death anniversary of the late President.

Other notable projects of the District Office of Dadivas visited during the inspection included the covered gym and auditorium at CAPSU - Roxas City campus, Banica bridge on-going construction, Office of the City Social Welfare and Development new building, two-storey commercial building along Taft street here, and a lot more in the province's first district municipalities. (PIA) [top]

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