Sun, 20 Oct 2019

Town residents happy over '2nd on 3ID'

Philippine Information Agency
20 Sep 2019, 18:38 GMT+10

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Sept. 20 (PIA) - Jamindan town residents conveyed their appreciation of Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte's second visit to the 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) of the Philippine Army at Camp Gen. Macario C. Peralta, Jr. in Jamindan town, Sept. 19, after the first one in 2016.

In a man-on-the-street (MOS) interview by an online community page in time for the presidential visit, respondents wished to treat the President like a house guest and tour him to a cave and waterfalls of the municipality.

"We will serve the President with native chicken binakol and find a way to include crabs and shrimps in our simple home," said market vendor Alma Valzado of Brgy. Agcagay, if given a chance to be with the President in a day.

A male senior citizen, Jose Ucag, also expressed his gratefulness to Pres. Duterte who was at the camp to grace the disposition of arms and forces ceremony of the 727 members of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa - Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade - Tabara-Paduano Group (RPM-P/RPA/ABB-TPG).

"I will also bring him to "Road to Forever," he added in the interview, referring to a national road built by the national government which is part of the roll-on roll-off nautical highway linking the town as well as cutting travel distance to the municipality of Altavas in Aklan.

The national highway has become an instant tourist attraction of the locality because of the scenic views alongside especially at the elevated stretch of the road.

The MOS interview, which also included youth and students, was intended to know the reactions of Jamindanganons to Duterte's another visit to the municipality, said Shining Jamindan - AKO Jamindanganon page administrator Louie Vestidas.

"This is how simple and hospitable we are but of course we know how busy the President is," he added, noting that his co-constituents would love a daytime visit by Duterte to the municipality.

The President was, perhaps, only able to see the forest cover of the town from a chopper view in going to the camp during his August 2016 visit.

It was uncertain, however, if he had a glimpse again in yesterday's sundown touchdown at the camp.

The local government unit has a lot of tourist attractions to offer to guests and visitors. (JBG/AAL/PIA Capiz)

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