Monday, June 21, 2010

Pangasinan has become a Lakbay-Aral destination

LINGAYEN---More and more local government units are choosing Pangasinan Provincial Capitol Complex as a Lakbay-Aral destination.

Last June 2, some 60 staff and employees of the City Mayor’s Office, as well as of various departments of the City Government of Baguio, led by Mayor Reinaldo Bautista,Jr., visited and toured the Capitol Complex before heading to Bolinao for their Team Building and Planning activities.

“We came here to see the place, to see the transformation of the Capitol. We’ve been here a long time ago and only today do we see that because of these changes, we can see how professional the province can be,” Mayor Bautista said.

Executive Assistant to the Governor Ramon Morden personally guided the group for a tour of the offices inside the Capitol Building, the work stations in the Finance Building, the Sison Auditorium, the Provincial Library and the Capitol Resort.

It can be recalled that the Espino Administration embarked on a grand of the Capitol and its environs with the aim to make the Complex the centerpiece of the province’s tourist attractions.

“Allow me to congratulate Governor Espino for his leadership and the way that he has now transformed the whole province particularly the Capitol. We’ve seen really that being an officer, he has transformed the province and brought his leadership skills in transforming the Capitol into something that’s more professional,” Mayor Bautista said.

A wood carvings critic, the Mayor admired the elaborate and intricately-designed woodworks that adorn the buildings even as he noted that the cleanliness of the area is noticeable.

“The improvement that I’ve seen is already a clear signal that under Gov. Espino’s leadership, the Province of Pangasinan will really be as great as it used to be,” Mayor Bautista added.

Awed not only by the world-class interior and the functional design of the Capitol Building, the Mayor’s personal secretary, John Co, exclaimed, “Hindi lang basta nirenovate, talagang pinag-isipan at pinagplanuhan ang paggawa.”

Meanwhile, Alberto Tomas of the Special Services Division of the City Mayor’s Office said, “I’m greatly impressed. Ang ganda-ganda, it’s just like MalacaƱang.”

Mayor Baustista also brought his two daughters, Joelle and Annedrew, to personally see and enjoy what Pangasinan has to offer.

Baguio City added to the long list of LGUs that have so far visited the Complex under the administration of Gov. Espino. This includes: La Union, Camarines Sur, Bicol, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Isabela, Pampanga, Ilocos Sur and Vigan. (PIO/Rafael Manuel)

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