ORION, Bataan – Mayor Tonypep Raymundo, in a happy mood, said that he now feels that the time has come for his municipality to savor good investments.
With the first Jollibee store established in Orion town of which, owner Consul Eddie de Guzman was initially a little bit worried with the return of his investment, turned out to be a blockbuster, earning P2.4 million after 3 days of its opening, November last year, breaking national records in sales, according to him.
With the onset of 2017, Mayor Tonypep said that Orion is lucky necause the famous San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is now considering their town to put up bigger investment.
Still according to Mayor Raymundo, based on initial talks with officials of SMC, the former Pulong Bato resort, which has been idle for years now, have been acquired by said corporation, which they are now starting to develop.
Mayor Tonypep added that San Miguel is planning to build a flour mill in the area, although they are also studying the possibility of transferring some of their investments from Mariveles to Orion, to avoid the zigzag road.
With these developments, Mayor Tonypep and his Sangguniang Bayan are now finalizing their Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP), maximizing the designation or subdivision of their lands into residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural land use, meaning, once the CLUP has been approved by their Sangguniang Bayan into a Municipal Ordinance, “no more agricultural lands will be reverted to commercial nor industrial use,” clarified the good Mayor.
He also added that he wants to retain a portion of the town’s agricultural lands not only for Orion farmers but more so, to ensure food sufficiency in his town.
Mayor Raymundo emphasized that no amount of earnings will change his policy on environmental preservation as well as safety and welfare of his constituents. They do welcome investments that will enhance their town’s progress provided that no environmental degradation will occur.