Wednesday, January 21, 2009

PGMA hopes Laguindingan Airport will have test run by 2010

By Brent Bravo
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said she hopes the Laguindingan Airport in MIsamis Oriental will have a test run by 2010.
This she revealed during an interview wit a local TV and Radio station in Cagayan de Oro City during her visit.

The President said Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar Moreno already told her that the project is 6% ahead of schedule and that civil works have gained significant improvement.
She added that the government is now focusing on infrastructure to help the country ease the effects of the global economic problem and stressed that the Philippine economy remains stable because of the government’s determination to set reforms.
“We’ve made 100 billion from taxes. This fund can be used to carry out a plan for us to face the global economic storm…our protection is from the reforms we made long ago,” she said.

President Arroyo, who is scheduled to visit the Camiguin Island today to lead the distribution of Christmas gifts to some 3000 indigent residents at the provincial capitol grounds, said she wants to visit the smallest province in Mindanao to bring Christmas cheers to its people.

The President also urged everyone to be optimistic despite these difficult times so we can survive the economic challenges ahead.

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo discusses economic issues during an interview with local radio and TV anchor Rey Maraunay (right) of DXCC-RMN in Cagayan de Oro City, en route to Camiguin Island. President Arroyo, also visited the island province and led the distribution of Christmas gifts to some 3000 indigent residents at the Camiguin provincial capitol grounds, stressed that despite the worldwide economic problem, the country’s economy remains stable because of the reforms that the government implemented long ago. Also in picture is Cabinet Secretary Silvestre Bello III (left). (PIA-10)


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