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PGMA hailed for converting Puerto Princesa to a highly-urbanized city PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 April 2007

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, April 18 (PNA)--Mayor Edward Hagedorn hailed the move of President Arroyo to convert the city into a highly-urbanized and is mulling for a plebiscite to be held simultaneously with May 14 elections.

The conversion of the city into a highly-ubanized one through Proclamation No. 1264 will be ratified through a plebiscite by qualified voters, said Hagedorn.

He called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) with the assistance of national and government officials, media, non-government organizations and interested parties to conduct a comprehensive information campaign.

President Arroyo converted the Puerto Princesa into a highly-urbanized area in consonance with the national government’s policy to support the initiative of local governments in becoming self-reliant communities and effective partners in nation building.

Governor Joel T. Reyes said local officials plan to divide Palawan, considered as country’s largest province with land area of more than 1.7 million hectares, into two or three provinces.

If re-elected, Cong. Antonio Alvarez and Abraham Khalil Mitra will also be asked to make appropriate legislation in connection to plans of dividing Palawan.

Local officials have expressed their intention to make the province also a separate region. (PNA)

 

 
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