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2009/10/16

PGMA unveils obelisks, inaugurates "The Bridges of Isabela"

Hinigaran, Negros Occ. (16 October) -- President Gloria M. Arroyo braved the searing midday sun here as she inaugurated the Hinigaran–Isabela (Bagacay) P54.1 million Bridge on board a pick-up that cut through a ribbon amidst the cheering of a huge crowd.

She also unveiled an obelisk of the bridge that is nestled in the middle of this vast sugarcane field. The bridge connects the municipalities of Hinigaran to Isabela making the trip safer and faster.

Pres. Arroyo was with presidential brother-in-law Ignacio "Iggy" Arroyo who is the Fifth District Representative of the province, Negros Occ. Governor Zayco, Isabela Mayor Renato Malabor, Hinigaran Mayor Hermilo Aguilar and Brgy. Captains Molly Monares and Levy Mallorca.

"We are always on the side of the president. No other president has given Isabela much progress than President Gloria M. Arroyo. We love the president," said the thankful Mayor Malabor adding that two other major bridges were constructed in Isabela- Bagroy and Alicante Bridges.

For his part, Mayor Aguilar also expressed his thanks to the president as the new bridge has given confidence to motorist of a safe travel even in bad weather as the old one has become dangerous during typhoons and strong rains.

President Arroyo then proceeded to inaugurate Bagroy Bridge that connects Isabela to the home town of First Gentleman Miguel Arroyo- Binalbagan.

After which, the president motored to Pedro Yulo Sports and Cultural Center in Binalbagan where she distributed medical kits to barangay captains and wheelchairs to beneficiaries in a jam-packed center.

Despite the sweltering heat in the venue, President Arroyo shook hands with the crowd and huddled with the sick and differently-abled citizens to whom she personally handed the wheelchairs.

She was met by PCSO Visayas Mindanao Department Manager William Medici, PCSO Region 6 Director Jeanette Oberio and town Mayor Alejandro Mirasol. (PIA-LOL) [top]

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