Brgy. Miputak, Dipolog City
5 February 2013
President Benigno S. Aquino III led the inauguration of the Graduate and Professional Schools Building of Andres Bonifacio College in Brgy. Miputak, Dipolog City during the tri-celebration of the 121st and 150th Birth Anniversaries of Mr. Amando Amatong, the school’s founder and Gat. Andres Bonifacio, as well as the Centennial Founding Anniversary of Dipolog City.
“Sagisag ng tagumpay ng inyong paaralan ang paglulunsad natin ngayon ng inyong bagong gusali. Bawat pundasyon nito ay simbolo ng matibay na kinabukasang pamana ninyo sa inyong mga estudyante. Bawat palapag nito ay sumasalamin sa pag-angat ng kaalaman ng ating kabataan. Bawat metriko-pulgada ay matatag na sandigan ng mga Dipolognon tungo sa magandang kinabukasan,” he said.
The President stated some of the development programs of his administration in Region 9 such as the continued infrastructure development. These include the improvement of the Dipolog City Airport starting 2013, the construction of Liloy-Siocon Road in 2012 and the ongoing structure of Zamboanga del Sur-Zamboanga del Norte Boundary Road or Sibuco Road. He reported the P1.5 billion increase of the DPWH budget in the region. He also cited the increased number of beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in Zamboanga del Norte totalling to 84,520. He said that the expansion of 4Ps coverage is proof that he is living up to his promise of inclusive growth.
The Chief Executive challenged his audience mostly composed of youth that they must partake in the May polls if they want continued change and progress in the country.
“Ang hamon ko sa ating lahat, lalo na sa ating mga kabataan na magmamana ng ating kinabukasan: makilahok, magbantay at makiisa sa pagtataguyod ng isang tapat at patas na halalan. Kilatisin po natin ang bawat kandidato,” the President stated.
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