Arrogancia Quezon Representative Reynan Arrogancia (standing, with microphone) welcomes the attendees of the consultative meeting for the Quezon Bondoc Peninsula. Photo by Gemi Formaran

Neophyte solon kicks off dev’t plan for Quezon Bondoc Peninsula

October 15, 2022 Gemi Formaran 273 views

LUCENA CITY – After assuming office, Quezon 3rd District Representative Reynan Arrogancia immediately laid the groundwork for developing Bondoc Peninsula, the province’s third district.

As part of his initiative, the neophyte solon on Friday led a consultative meeting among his district’s municipal mayors and various national government agencies.

The initial consultative meeting gathered the local chief executives in the 12 towns and the representatives of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to discuss basic issues and concerns and exchange information on development programs and projects suited to each municipality.

“The purpose of this gathering is to bring these agencies to our local government units (LGUs) in Bondoc Peninsula for them to know the development programs and projects being done by the national government for the long-term development of our district,” said Arrogancia in an interview by newsmen after the meeting.

Arrogancia, who was elected as Quezon 3rd district representative last May 2022 elections, said he is “silently” laying the groundwork in the development process without much fanfare in his first term, considering that Bondoc Peninsula is known to be the “poorest” district in the province.

“The output of the consultative meeting with the mayors with several national government agencies will pave the way for the inclusion of the initial development blueprint of Bondoc Peninsula in consideration of the 2023 congressional budget process,” he said.

Arrogancia disclosed that initiatives are already being undertaken in all the 12 municipalities of the third district for the implementation of holistic tourism development that would boost Bondoc Peninsula as a viable tourist destination in Quezon province by 2025.

Among the municipal mayors who attended the meeting were Mayors Ramon Orfanel of Catanauan, Matt Erwin Florido of Gen. Luna, Aris Aguirre of Mulanay, Arthem Mamburao of Macalelon, Dexter Sayat of Pitogo, Ralph Edward Lim of San Andres, Romulo Edaño of San Francisco, and Ferdinand Adulta of Unisan along with senior executive regional and provincial officials of the DTI, DOST, and DOLE.

Arrogancia asked the mayors to identify and list down all the development projects in their respective towns after the series of consultative meetings with the national government agencies as he gave assurances that they will be funded and implemented by his congressional office with the sure support of Quezon Governor Angelina “Helen” Tan.

Arrogancia, who is a successful businessman in the supply chain and logistics industry and restaurant operation in the private sector, expressed gratitude to all the attendees, including Quezon Vice Governor Anacleto Alcala and Provincial Board Member John Joseph Aquivido who expressed their full legislative support to the solon’s development thrusts in the poverty-ridden Bondoc Peninsula.