Still a bachelor at 44, Gov Garcia directed Angel Ortiz Luis and Geof Loyola, Information officer and Executive Assistant, respectively, to come up with what he called a new interactive web portal of the province where all government agencies-national and local- operating in the province will participate in the dissemination of vital information.
Under instruction from the governor, Loyola and Luis sat down with selected local writers in the province to also solicit their ideas on how to further make the programs of the government effective and beneficial to Bataenos.
Ortiz and the Bataan writers, however, noted the lack of positive information that supposedly coming FAB, the main source of job generation in Bataan, contrary to nearby Clark Development Corp. where a weekly “Kapihan” with newsmen is being launched to inform the public of its development and arrival of investors, etc., among others.
“We seldom hear news and development from FAB,” lamented a local newsman, adding “FAB should talk more and inform the public of what the management is doing for the public and the government.”
Still on his first months on the job as chief executive officer after having been a congressman for nine long years in Bataan’s Second district, Garcia or Abet as fondly called by friends and relatives, is full of ideas and visions on how to turn his province around to attain his dreams of “erasing poverty in Bataan.”
Since he assumed the governorship last July, Gov. Garcia reported that a lot of investors-foreign and local- had been attracted in Bataan, poured in hundreds of millions if not billions of fresh investment, generating thousands of new jobs for Bataenos.
Meanwhile, the governor said that a unified Bataan is politically and economically stable and beneficial to the province.
He said unification of political parties was done in the provincial and municipal level during the previous midterm election, and he plans on replicating it down to the barangays to make Bataan more united under his watch.
The governor added that with this political harmony and current economic development in the province, Bataan will be most viable for business investments.