Antique governor vows more infra, social services in last term

Published June 30, 2022, 3:35 PM

by Tara Yap

CADIAO (Tara Yap)
ILOILO CITY – With the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic under way, Gov. Rhodora “Dodod” Cadiao vowed to bring more infrastructure projects and social services in Antique.

“On my last term as governor, I will endeavor to strengthen the legacy our administration will leave Antique,” said Cadiao at her inauguration Monday, June 27.

Among her top priorities is the construction of an entirely new capitol building. It will be in a bigger site, but still located at the provincial capital of San Jose de Buenavista. “We will start to build the new capitol building to relieve the overcrowded facilities in the present capitol,” Cadiao said.

Another is the development of the Malandog Port in Hamtic to be able to cater cargo vessels and would relieve the load of using the Iloilo-Antique Road to transport goods.

The Cadio administration will also construct a dike on the Bacong River in Culasi to protect residents and property from disastrous flooding.

“More importantly, all these projects do not entail any loan or debt by the province for our province is in a stable financial standing,” she said.

As for social services, Cadiao assured that she will continue to give priority to the “sacadas” (sugarcane gatherers) in Antique and Negros Island as well as former Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who lost their jobs during the pandemic.

“The provincial government is working with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for the alternative livelihood,” Cadiao added.