By Helen Castaño | 09:40 PM December 06, 2022
Bohol Gov. Aris Aumentado presided over the 4th quarter of the Regional Development Council (RDC)- Central Visayas full council meeting as its newly-appointed chairperson on Tuesday, Dec. 6 in Cebu City.
This is the governor’s first chairmanship of the RDC-7.
Kenneth Cobonpue, who took his oath as co-chair of RDC-7 before Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) – Central Visayad director Leocadio Trovela, also joined the meeting. Other council members also joined the meeting via Zoom.
The RDC-7 also awarded the regional winners of the 2022 Search for Outstanding Volunteers. Maxwell Cutamora, the municipal planning and development coordinator of Ubay town, was selected as one of the Regional Outstanding Volunteers 2022 awardees.
Melanie Ng, Economic Development Committee also asked the council to review the Tagbilaran City Port Tariffs.
Dr. Profetiza Lim, the social development committee chairperson, asked for the approval of the establishment of local housing boards.
The restructuring of the Malinao Dam Improvement Project was brought to the council by Cobonpue, also the infrastructure development committee chairperson.
Ernesto Gregorio Jr, regional director of the Department of Works and Highways-Central Visayas, also gave his updates on Plaridel street-UN Avenue depressed structure.
During the meeting, the officials of Negros Oriental had an argument. Gov. Roel Degamo opposed plans to put up an international airport in the municipality of Bacong.
He expressed his insights on the proposed international airport, saying it is not economically wise to put it in Bacong.
The governor explained to the council that it is better to construct an international airport in Tanjay City rather than in Bacong.
But Bacong Mayor Lenin Aviola said that the opposition of the governor is already “moot and academic.”
Aumentado asked Degamo to submit his feasibility study regarding the airport and from there, the council will make a move.