Monday, September 13, 2010

Sen. Zubiri amazed by the grandeur of the Capitol, Sison Auditorium and Capitol Resort Hotel

Sen. Zubiri amazed by the grandeur of the Capitol, Sison Auditorium and Capitol Resort Hotel

LINGAYEN--- Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri has nothing but praises for the entire Capitol Complex during his visit here last August 13.

Senator Zubiri, or “Migz as he is fondly called, came to town last Friday for the ceremonial distribution of Special Allotment Release Orders (SAROs) to the province’s mayors for various infrastructure projects sourced from his pork barrel.

During his courtesy call on Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. represented by Acting Governor Ferdie Calimlim, the Senator was greatly impressed with the offices and work stations inside the Capitol Building. He said the Provincial Government did a great job by combining old structures and intricate woodworks, which according to him, is comparable to Great Britain’s Parliament House.

Gov. Espino was on an official business trip to South Korea during Sen. Zubiri’s visit at the Capitol.
On his tour to the Sison Auditorium, Sen. Zubiri was once again amazed by its marvelous interior design and commented that it is better than the Batasang Pambansa or the Senate Building. He particularly took notice of the clean and beautiful restrooms of the building which he said are better than the senators’ offices.

Senator Zubiri said his visit to Pangasinan was long overdue because of the good things he heard about the province but in doing so, he said he wanted that he has something to give with the local officials and the people.

The beauty and grandeur of the Capitol, he said, is something that inspires him that once he gets back to the Senate, to deliver a privilege speech on how to improve the looks of the Philippine Senate.

“How I wish the Senate can have a home like that,” he stressed as he said that the people of Pangasinan should be proud of these beautiful edifices that the Governor and the provincial officials have given them. He also said the cleanliness of the entire complex is something noticeable.

He also said that he wants to stay in the beautiful provincial hotel, the Capitol Resort and Hotel where they had lunch, when he returns for the inauguration of his various projects in the province.

Describing the province as a producer of presidents, senators and distinguished public servants, the Senator also said that Pangasinan is close to his heart because he is a devotee of the Our Lady of Manaoag who has given him miracles in his personal and political struggles. (PIO/Rafael Manuel III)

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