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PIA Press Release
2007/10/01

Mayors laud Sen. Roxas for interacting with Leyte chief executives

Tacloban City (October 1) -- The local chief executives who were present during the dialogue, lauded Senator Roxas for finding time to interact with them. The mayors said that it is very seldom that visiting National Government Officials find time to talk and listen to the local executives.

The dialogue which was held at lunch time, after the press conference with the local media, at the residence of Pintados Foundation president Eugene Tan on September 30, was a very fruitful one and was attended by mayors from Leyte, Southern Leyte and Eastern Samar towns.

The mayors said that just as they find time to interact with the barangays in order to know their respective concerns, they also feel the need for the visiting High Officials from Manila to find time to interact with them when they happen to be in the Region.

Senator Mar Roxas listened to the concerns of the local chief executives and patiently answered their questions.

Among the concerns raised were on whether or not the barangay elections will push through; the delayed release of funding for the government scholars enrolled at State Universities and Colleges which resulted in non-enrolment of scholars in these state colleges and universities; the delayed release of benefits to the orphans of barangay officials who died in service; and the creation of new national high schools.

On the creation of new high schools, Senator Roxas told the local government executives to just write him formally about it.

On the delayed payment of the part of the National Government of the tuition fees of government scholars, Senator Roxas promised that he will look into the matter, He opined that the scholars must not be made to sacrifice just because of something that is beyond the control of the scholars.

Senator Roxas was in Leyte to grace the Alay Lakad Programs of the city of Tacloban and the municipalities of Tanauan and Tabon-Tabon. (PIA 8) [top]

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