Negros Oriental Officials Briefed On Negros Occidental’s PRDP

Negros Oriental officials led by Congressman George Arnaiz and Board Member Arnie Teves were oriented on Negros Occidental’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) during their visit to Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. at the Provincial Capitol, yesterday.

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. together with Negros Oriental executives lead by Congressman George Arnaiz (seated, 2nd from right) and Board Member Arnie Teves (seated, 2nd from left) during the orientation on the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) at the Governor’s hall, yesterday.* (Capitol photo)

This is in response to Gov. Marañon’s invitation last month when the government executives met at Mabinay for the Langub Festival.

The PRDP team led by Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator Dr. Marlin Sanogal presented to the officials the details of the PRDP program whose implementation is now in full swing.

Gov. Marañon encouraged the officials of the neighboring province to replicate and implement the said program to their province, as it will benefit their constituents.

Congressman Arnaiz who stood as the speaker of the group expressed elation and delight to the governor and the PRDP team for sharing with them the benefits of the said program and for accepting their request to assist them jumpstart the project.

Board Member Teves also thanked the governor for inviting them and conveyed his hopes to replicate the program in their own province.

With the Occidental template serving as their guide, interested Oriental LGUs will have easier time to comply with the requirements set by the World Bank.

Local government executives present were Dumaguete City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, Amlan Mayor and LMP President Bentham de la Cruz, Tanjay City Mayor Lawrence Teves, Bais City Mayor Mercedes Teves Goñi, Bindoy Mayor Valente Yap, Tayasan Mayor Susano Ruperto, Bayawan Mayor Pempo Martinez, Mabinay Mayor Ernie Uy, Pamplona Mayor Apollo Arnaiz, Sibulan Mayor Maning Deputado, Valencia Mayor Edgar Teves, and Amlan Vice Mayor Gino de la Cruz.* (Capitol News)