President Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo took an early dinner with Bukidnon local officials on December 18 at the Pine Hills Hotel, as part of her visits to provinces around Mindanao.
Board member Nemesio Beltran, Jr said the President vowed to repair the Sayre highway in the province and is expected to return in January to inaugurate the Bukidnon Medical Center in Malaybalay City.
The provincial government has been pushing for the repair of the highway amid potholes and other road “disasters waiting to happen”.
It has been an overdue repair which appeal has fallen on deaf ears at the Department of Public Works and Highways, the agency in charge of national roads.
Beltran said the President just gave her “Merry Christmas” amid talks she was to hand in her Christmas bonus to the local officials led by Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. and the mayors of 20 towns and two cities.
The event was closed to the media, even if she has asked the press to join her in her convoy from the Seagull Mountain Resort in Kitaotao, Bukidnon to Malaybalay City.
Read more about her rendezvous with the press here.