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Alvarado encourages Bulakenyos to join a new 'battle' for a better Bulacan
By: PPAO
Friday, 15 August 2014
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BULACAN’S 436th FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY. Sining Bulakenyo presents their superb performance of folk dances that gave a colorful entertainment in the celebration of the 436th Founding Anniversary of the Province of Bulacan this morning in front of the Provincial Capitol Building. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS – “Magsimula tayong mangarap, gumawa at magsikap, ilatag ang mga pundasyon ng darating na bukas. Anyuan ang ating mga pangarap upang maging realidad, gamitin at pakilusin natin ang lahat ng yaman at puhunan upang pangunahan ang isang panibagong himagsikan upang makamit ang kalayaan sa larangan ng ekonomiya, imprastraktura at kabuhayan. Ito ang ating gampanin sa kasalukuyang panahon. Ito ang ating pananagutan sa darating na henerasyon. Ito ang ating pamana sa ating lalawigan.”

This was the message of Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado to hundreds of Bulakenyos during the commemoration of the 436th Founding Anniversary of the Province of Bulacan held this morning in front of the Provincial Capitol Building in this city.

Alvarado said that while looking back through the years when the people of Bulacan first started savoring its independence, they are now looking to more progressive years ahead for the province.

“Kung nililingon man natin sa araw na ito at sa kabila pa ng Agosto 15, 1578 kung kailan nagsimula tayong umiral bilang isang malayang pamayanang may sariling kultura at kabihasnan, tinatanaw naman natin ang paparating na susunod na 500 taon ng ating katadhanaan. Kung una tayo sa kasaysayan ng nagdaaang panahon, manguguna din tayo tayo sa kaunlaran sa hinaharap sa pamamagitan ng ating 2020 vision para sa lalawigan ng Bulacan,” the governor added.

And as a proof to his statement, he mentioned some of his administration’s accomplishments from 2010 to 2013 that are anchored to his Seven Point Agenda.

In health, Bulacan is one of the first provinces to implement the Point of Care Project and that 28,524 needy Bulakenyos were given free PhilHealth insurance.

Aside from the Oncology and Hemodialysis Center that gave 8,500 free dialysis sessions, the Eye Center is now also open to do retinal surgeries.

He said that for infrastructure, his administration has spent P666 million for road improvements and 56 asphalting projects amounting to P113 million.

“Nakapagpagawa na rin tayo ng karagdagang 378 na public school buildings na may kabuuang 1,020 class rooms na nagkakahalaga ng P956.7 million na naging dahilan upang maging 1 is to 42 pupils ang classroom ratio mula sa 1 is to 45 noon. Sa kabuuan P10.8 billion ang nagastos para sa pagpapaunlad public schools,” Alvarado added.

For livelihood, the provincial chief executive said that there has been a 31% income increase in hybrid rice and 65% on inbred rice for farmers while more than 95,700 Bulakenyos were given jobs inside and out of the country and over 17,000 were given jobs from the infrastructure projects of the government.

With all these efforts, Alvarado has still more ‘battles’ to win for the Bulakenyos and one of the ways to achieve this is through the implementation of One Bulacan Pride (Program for Rapid Industrialization and Development), a program to make Bulacan a hub of industrialization and model of inclusive economic growth. ###

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