dec. 28, 2012
Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario is optimistic he can complete the “big-time” projects before his second term ends in June 30, 2013.
The governor, who is sure winner in 2013 elections, cited before local mediamen that he has two big-item project and program that he is completing, namely: the P240-million provincial sports complex and the convergence program based on peace and development paradigm.
“The sports complex is 95-percent completed,” he said, adding that what is next to be done is the improvement of the gym equipped with airconditioner. “That requires about P300 million.”
He said that the fund for completion is incorporated in the 2013 provincial annual budget worth P940 million.
On the other hand, the governor said that the convergence program of the provincial government has been largely winning peace through development in the province’s countrysides by bringing in multiple services converged by provincial departments, local government units, barangays and various governments agencies including the military.
He said that “peace cannot be attained without development, and vice versa.”
He added that this convergence strategy would continue during his assured third and last term after the 2013 polls.
His sole rival a certain Norberto Mijares from Panabo City was recently declared “nuisance candidate” by the Commission on Elections-Manila.
Last December 12 the governor led the soft opening of the 11-hectare Davao del Norte Sports and Cultural Center (DNSCC). It is located infront the provincial Capitol building at Barangay Mankilam, Tagum City.
It features a 5,000-capacity grandstand, a rubberized all-weather track oval, a football field, outdoor playing courts, and an aquatic center with a 10-lane Olympic-sized pool, warm-up pool, and clubhouse.
The sports complex is positioned to become a premier sporting venue in Davao Region.
The governor is optimistic that with the state of the facility his province can ably host the Davao Regional Athletics Association (DAVRAA) meet in February 2013.
With it, Davao del Norte is now a strong contender for the hosting of the Palarong Pambansa in 2015, Gov. Del Rosario added. – Rural Urban News/Cha Monforte