BALANGA CITY, BATAAN- Braving the scorching heat of the sun Saturday afternoon, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos personally inspected for himself the various infrastructure projects he had funded in Bataan to ensure that the government fund is being implemented for the benefits of the public.
Accompanied by Gov. Abet S. Garcia, Senator Marcos and the governor, together with District engineer Reynaldo Venturina, trekked along the rice field in barangays Bani and Tuyo in this city to see for themselves the actual implementation of the infrastructure projects that was funded by the senator for P10 million.
The senator wanted perhaps to ensure that his fund will be implemented according to its specification following intriguing issues that the much-hated Priority Development Assistance Fund were being pocketed by other law makers.
Aside from the agriculture projects, Marcos also provided P5 million additional for the completion of the Mariveles-Bagac road, a pet project of the governor and his father Congressman Enrique “Tet” Garcia, Second district.
The Mariveles-Bagac road will shorten travel time from those coming from Bagac and Morong towns going to Freeport Area of Bataan, where tens of thousands of people are employed.
Gov. Garcia lauded the senator for giving priority on the agriculture program of the province, saying this will benefits thousands of Bataenos, particularly farmers living along the barangay.
In Barangay Tuyo, Marcos and Garcia, together with barangay captain Conrado Tallorin, cut off the ceremonial ribbon, signalling the start of the development and rehabilitation of slope protection of the Tuyo river that was destroyed partly by typhoon.
Barangay Tuyo is called “rice granary” in Bataan due to its sprawling rice fields, producing rice and vegetables in the province.
Impressed by the implementation of the projects here, Sen. Marcos assured the governor that he will pour in more fund in the province.