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Negros Island Region, isinabatas na; golden age sa lalawigan, nakaumang na – Zubiri

MANILA, Philippines – Malaki ang paniniwala ni Senador Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri na nakaumang ang “golden age” ng lalawigan sa pagsasabatas ng Negros Island Region na magdudulot ng di-inaasahang paglago at kaunlaran sa Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, at Siquijor, matapos pag-isahin ito sa isang administrative region.

Isinagawa ni Zubiri, kilalang isang Negrense, matapos lagdaan ang Negros Island Region Act ni President Ferdinand Marcos na pawang priority measures administrasyon.

“The NIR has long been a dream of mine and of my fellow Negrenses,” ayon kay Zubiri, na galing ang kanyang paternal family sa Kabankalan, Negros Occidental. Inawtor at inisponsor ni Zubiri ang panukalang bats sa Negros Island Region, ang Senate Bill No. 2507.

“We have long wanted to have our own region, with our own government offices readily accessible to our people,” paliwanag niya.

Bago malagdaan ang NIR Act, bahagi ang Negros Occidental ng Region VI habang Region VII naman ang Negros Oriental at Siquijor.

Ayon kay Zubiri, lubhang magastos ang administrative set-up ng naturang lalawigan at masyadong mahirap para sa tatlong lugar na magtungo sa Iloilo at Cebu upang miasagawa ang kanilang transaksiyon sa kani-kanilang regional government offices.

“With the NIR, we will be able to bring the government closer to our people,” aniya. “We will also be able to attract more investors to come to the region, since the merging into one administrative region is set to improve our ease of doing business. More investments, more jobs, more growth.”

“I thank the President for signing this into law, Senator JV Ejercito for championing this with us in the Senate, and of course our NIR representatives and officials who worked closely with us in crafting and defending this law. This is going to bring in a wave of development into the province, and mark the start of new golden age for Negros. Being that this was one of the last important measures that I helped steer on the floor and during the bicam before I stepped down as SP, it makes me proud to have my signature on that law,” giit ni Zubiri. Ernie Reyes