to Gov. Marañon
Published by the Visayan Daily Star
Editor-in-Chief & President
Bureau Chief, Dumaguete
MAJA P. DELY
|CARLOS ANTONIO L. LEONARDIA
We congratulate Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon on his appointment by President Benigno Aquino III as the chairman of the Western Visayas Regional Development Council.
The distinction is not only a confirmation of the President’s regard for the governor’s accomplishment as head of the province, but also for his approaches to its problems that are not only practical and highly doable, but also always cognizant of the conditions in the various areas within his jurisdiction.
The no-nonsense approach with which he has handled some of the perennial problems in this area have probably reached the ears of the highest official of the land who, in his latest State of the Nation Address, had even especially mentioned his admiration for the way Marañon has been doing his job.
Marañon has adopted projects that some had doubted would be successful in the province, among them the bringing in of sheep from abroad that is expected to start another innovation in agricultural projects not imagined before. He has also focused on the preservation of our forests and supported the efforts of those in charge unstintingly.
His continued call to the rebels to come down and rejoin mainstream society, offering them assistance and support in the process, is another effort that is apparently bearing fruit, and although not in as rapid responses as we all desire, is still beneficial enough to give hopes for a solution to that perennial problem.
The position of chairman of the RDC will undoubtedly mean more responsibilities for the governor, but, obviously the President has taken his measure and knows his capability to perform and produce results.
We who make up the population of the province are proud that he has been bestowed this honor and responsibility, and will pray for his success.*