Sen. Zubiri distributes SAROs to 32 cities and towns
LINGAYEN--- Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, or “Migz as he is fondly called, came to town last August 13 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 the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, 32 mayors from the various towns and cities of the province from the first to sixth congressional district, personally received the SAROs from the Senator.
His way of sharing what he gets from the National Government and a realization of his campaign promise, the SAROs amounting to P13.9 million and coursed through DPWH was in support of his commitment to fund the P17.8 million infrastructure development of the province.
The Senator thanked Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr., who is on an official business trip in South Korea, Vice Governor Ferdie Calimlim and all the provincial council members for making these projects possible.
Sen. Zubiri specifically requested that the funding allocation be used for the construction, rehabilitation and repair of multi-purpose buildings, school and daycare classrooms and health centers.
Acting Governor Calimlim said Zubiri is “our new partner in the progress of Pangasinan,” and thanked the senator for “giving equally to all the different towns and cities of Pangasinan a share and a taste of his love.”
After lunch at the Capitol Resort and Hotel, the Senator met with the local media for a press conference where he expressed his views on various national issues.
These towns and cities in each district have received the funding for various infrastructure projects: Agno, Anda, Bani, Bolinao, Burgos, Dasol, Infanta, and Sual in the 1st District; Basista, Binmaley, Labrador, Urbiztondo, Manaoag and San Fabian in the 2nd and 4th Districts; San Carlos City, Malasiqui and Sta. Barbara in the 3rd District; and Urdaneta City, Alcala, Bautista, Laoac, Pozorrubio, Villasis, Balungao, Natividad, Rosales, Sta. Maria, San Manuel, San Nicolas, San Quintin, Tayug and Umingan in the 5th and 6th Districts.
SARO is a document stating that funds are available for particular allocation. (PIO/Rafael Manuel III)