Gov’t working double time for Davao’s infra projects, says Marcos

President Marcos highlighted on Thursday, June 6, that his administration is working double time to complete the infrastructure projects in Davao to uplift the lives of Davaoeños amid the huge developments in the region.

Marcos_Tagum.jpgPresident Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. speaks at the distribution of assistance to farmers, fisherfolk, and families in Tagum City on Thursday, June 6, 2024. (Photo from the Presidential Communications Office)


In his speech during the distribution of assistance to farmers, fisherfolk, and families in Tagum City, the Chief Executive said that residents will benefit from projects that aim to connect markets to roads, build health facilities, and improve public transport.

“Tunay nga pong malaki [na] ang [pinagbago] ng Tagum mula noong huli kong pagbisita dito noong panahon pa noong kampanya. Naging memorable po sa akin ang Unity Caravan na iyon sapagkat napakainit po ang binigay ninyong salubong para sa amin. Kaya't maraming, maraming salamat po (Tagum has really change from my last visit during the campaign. The Unity Caravan was memorable to me because of your warm welcome. Thank you very much),” he stated.

“Kasing-init at kasing-sigasig ng ating kasalukuyang administrasyon sa pagsisikap na ipagpatuloy ang nasimulan at tiyakin na [makikinabang] ang mga mamamayan sa ating mga programa at ating mga proyekto (It is as warm and as energetic as our current administration is in implementing what was started and ensure that the people will benefit from our programs and projects).”

Currently, the projects in Davao region nearing completion and expected to fast-track the area’s development are the Mawab-Maragusan-Caraga Road, Carmen-Tagum City Coastal Road, Tagum City Bypass Road, and Mindanao Railway Project Phase.

The President also underscored the construction of the seven-storey Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) in Apokon, Tagum City, which is seen to bring quality healthcare and medical services in the region.

The Marcos administration is also on track to complete the New Visayas-Tulalian Farm-to-Market Road, which aims to improve transport of agricultural products to the market.

During his visit to Tagum City, the President personally distributed P30 million in financial assistance to farmers and fisherfolk affected by the El Niño phenomenon.

Marcos said he also ordered the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to fast track the completion of flood control projects in Davao Region. 

“Pagsusumikapan natin na sa mas lalong madaling panahon ay walang Pilipinong nakalubog sa baha at sa kahirapan. Ito po ang Bagong Pilipinas (We will work hard that in the near future, no Filipino will be caught in flood and poverty. This is the New Philippines),” the President added.