Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Document: Congressman Dalog's Response To Petitioners Concerning Diversion Road In Sagada

[This is a press release dated March 27, 2015 by Mountain Province Representative Maximo B. Dalog concerning the petition of some residents in Sagada about the proposed construction of a 700-meter diversion road within the town.] 

This is in respectful response to the PETITION of some 567 petitioners from Sagada, Mountain Province concerning the PROPOSED 700-meter diversion road along the Mission Lot of Saint Mary the Virgin Church-Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines, which the office of this humble representation received on May 13 and May 18, 2015 respectively.

This proposal for a diversion road came to our knowledge when some personnel of the Mountain Province District Engineering Office informed us about it. And so as your Representative in Congress, we tried to consult the concerned Church leaders, the Christian faithful of the Mission and the people of Sagada on the viability of said project as proposed. After a favorable reception from those consulted and after being informed and advised that said PROPOSED diversion road is of general advantage to the people of Sagada, we did endorse the proposal.

We felt that it was our bounden duty to bring the request of our people to the agency concerned and of course, with the end-in-view that the project will enhance the socio-economic development in favor of the Municipality of Sagada and Mountain Province as a whole.

Be that as it may, let it be emphasized that said proposed project is just a PROPOSAL as there is no funding yet from whence the proposal was endorsed to.

Therefore at this point in time and with all due respect to all concerned, we leave it to the soundest and wisest decision of the people of Sagada whether the proposed project will push through or not. The realization and approval of the proposed project will always be dependent on the primary stakeholders – the people of Sagada.

Thank you.