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By ALICE NICART (PIA Eastern Samar)
November 6, 2007

BORONGAN CITY City, Eastern Samar  –  Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is expected to install the province’s newly elected barangay officials come November 9, 2007.

This was learned from Governor Ben Evardone in a phone call by PIA.  The Governor said, it is his plan to take this opportune time since the President is gracing the province’s Founding Anniversary; and should she have ample time to do the installation, that would be most symbolic, as no less than the highest official of the land would do the oath taking ceremony of the local officials.

“It would be of great honor for the newly elected officials to take their oath of office before the President”, Evardone said, adding that, “it is a very rare occasion when the President comes to the provinces, so I deem it fitting to grab this rare chance for the barangay officials to meet  the President in person.

Reelected barangay Alang-Alang Chairman, Teresa Alconaba reacted very much favorably to the plan of the governor.  She would have several reasons to celebrate, she said that she was favored by the people for the second chance and she might again be a part of the reception line at the arrival honors for the President as she did it before.

“Hala, Kaupay!”, the lady Punong Barangay said when told about the good news. Alconaba is lucky to Chair the barangay where the offices of Provincial Government is seated, being Alang-alang.  It is also in the same barangay where the landing field is located and so, for the second time, she might have the chance again to welcome the President.

The Presidential Visit is in time for the province’s 42nd Founding Anniversary. Early on, some preparations have been made for the celebration since it will be stamped also by a Poverty Summit.  Expected to listen to the issues to be raised in the summit, is Secretary Domingo Panganiban of the National Anti-Poverty Commission, he shall listen to the province’s priority problems.  Some invited stakeholders will in turn express their commitment of support to alleviate poverty in this part of Region 8.