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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Construction of the Philippines’ longest bridge, a legacy—PCOO chief

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte, (PIA)–Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said President Rodrigo Duterte’s vision of a better Philippines is already a reality despite it is still a bit more than halfway through his six-year term.


“We are documenting the start of Panguil Bay Bridge construction, which is one of the President’s legacies, so the people may know what the government has been doing for them. President Duterte is finally constructing the longest bridge in the Philippines,” said Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Andanar on Tuesday during his visit here.


He said Panguil Bay Bridge is the longest bridge being constructed by the administration, longer than San Juanico Bridge that connects the islands of Samar and Leyte.


In a brief meeting after the PCOO Secretary paid a courtesy call on Lanao Norte Governor Imelda “Angging” Dimaporo, the lady governor shared that the Panguil Bay Bridge project took three decades to realize.

“Its groundbreaking was finally done in September last year,” she said.
“This is one of the projects under Duterte administration that I am so much thankful for, as this will boost Lanao del Norte’s economy,” Gov. Dimaporo said.


Andanar continues to go around the country’s towns and cities to intensify the government’s drive against fake news and disinformation.

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin M. Andanar answers questions from the media during his visit to Lanao del Norte. (Vincent Philip Bautista/PIA10)

He is also forging ahead on “Duterte Legacy” communication campaign that seeks to highlight the achievements and triumphs of President Duterte and his administration to bring progress to the country.


“The PCOO-initiated campaign intends to promote the government’s efforts and accomplishments in living up to the President’s promise of bringing “real change” to the lives of all Filipinos,” he said.


The communication drive focuses on the three key pillars of the Duterte administration’s legacy – peace and order, infrastructure development, and poverty alleviation.


In his talks during regional visits, Andanar credited President Duterte’s political will and resolve to uplift the general welfare of the people through programs such as free tuition in state universities and colleges, universal health care, free irrigation service, and other government priority programs, projects, and activities in the areas of education, agriculture, health, youth, and sports, among others. (RLRB/PIA10)

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