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Gov. Yap strongly backed by SP: Relampagos

BOHOL Vice Governor Rene L. Relampagos said that based on experience, the most important factor in balancing the economic and health programs is the partnership between the governor and the provincial board.

Relampagos said Bohol Governor Arthur Yap is strongly supported by the Sanguniang Panlalawigan of Bohol which he is presiding.

Relampagos himself is a three-term Bohol governor. He was also a provincial board member, vice governor and 1st district congressman.

He said that if a governor wants to implement his plans, programs, or infrastructure projects, this will not happen without the support of the Sanguniang Panlalawigan.

He added that talking about funds, the budget needs approval of the Sanguniang Panlalawigan.

“That is also the reason why my administration in Bohol when I was the governor was successful because I had a good relationship with the vice governor and board members. My vice governor at that time was Edgar Chatto who is now the congressman of the first district,” Relampagos said.

He said that with the good relationship of Yap with him and the board members, it is easy to pass a budget needed to implement projects and services.

“We, in the Sanguniang Panlalawigan, have full trust in Governor Yap in implementing good projects and services to uplift the living condition of the Boholanos,” Relampagos said.

He said that Yap is always looking for ways to provide better services for the people like potable water to maintain the good health of the populace.

He added that enough supply of water is important to give convenience to the people, and to increase food production in agriculture.

He recalled that Tagbilaran City, the capital of Bohol, was a sleepy city for several decades, and the reason for it was water problem, side by side with the problem on power distribution.

“When we improved the water distribution and normalized the power situation, the economic activities in Tagbilaran City increased,” Relampagos said. ELIAS O. BAQUERO