Monday, May 16, 2016

Cityhood of Daraga town will be Salceda's first bill as lawmaker
By Jorge Hallare

LEGAZPI CITY, May 12 (PNA) -- Albay Gov. Joey Sarte Salceda will push for the cityhood of nearby Daraga town in Congress once he sits as 2nd District congressman of the province.

Salceda announced this during his and other winning candidates for top positions' proclamation by the Albay Provincial Board of Canvassers Tuesday night at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall.

He said there is a big possibility for Daraga to be made a city because of the new Supreme Court ruling putting in the hands of Congress the decision for the cityhood of a municipality and that does not anymore require the attainment of a certain number of population and the amount of income.

Aside from this, he plans to push for a bill creating another district for Albay, making the number four, which, he said, will open more opportunities and additional budget and benefits for the constituents.

As a congressman-elect, Salcda said, he will have greater opportunity and more time to ask the national government to push for the "Luzon 2030", which was submitted by the Regional Development Councils in Luzon to the National Economic Development Authority for big projects like the extension of the expressway from Lucena City to Bicol, completion of the South Luzon International Airport in Daraga town and North and South Rail Project.(PNA) FFC/FGS/JH/cbd