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People of Calbayog, Samar await PGMA visit

Tacloban City (October 14) -- The people of Calbayog City and the entire people of the Samar provinces are eagerly awaiting for the visit of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo come Monday, October 16 at Calbayog City.

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is expected to attend the 58th Founding Anniversary of the City of Calbayog where she will unveil several projects, some completed, others still ongoing.

In a coordinative meeting presided by PMS Undersecretary Marilou Frustrom, Mayor Mel Senen Sarmiento said that he invited the President to come to Samar because he knows that the President has done much and will do much more in the Samar island which most of the people are not aware of.

The President then is expected to make the people know coming from her own mouth that many projects for Samar provinces are in the pipeline from this year until 2010. These projects are included in the Eastern Visayas Component of the Medium Term Development and Investment Plan for Central Philippines Super Region.

Invited to attend the Calbayog Anniversary commemorative program are the officials of the City’s 159 barangays, local government officials, and representatives of all the sectors from the three Samar provinces, Samar, Northern Samar and Eastern Samar.

The President is expected to stay until lunch before she flies back to Manila for her other important commitment.

Reliable sources said that the President has cancelled some of her appointments on the 16th of October just to be able to fulfill her commitment to visit the people of Samar and Region 8.

Mayor Sarmiento said that the venue for the commemorative program for the 58th Founding Anniversary of Calbayog City is at the Tiburcio Tancingco Memorial Institute for Science and Technology.

All the various sectors of governance are helping the City of Calbayog to prepare to the be able to give the best welcome to the President of the Land. (PIA 8) [top]

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