Published: March 14, 2023
BALANGA CITY, Bataan — Compared to other provinces, Bataan is more developed in terms of infrastructure, a top official of the Department of Public Works and Highways said Tuesday.
In an impromptu interview, District engineer Ulyses Llado, of DPWH 2nd engineering district, said that “as what we have observed and seen, Bataan is more developed and progressive.”
He said that Bataeños are lucky enough to have a good leaders like the Garcias who were behind the economic development and construction of various infrastructures in Bataan.
He said he had been detailed to various provinces in the region and that he personally observed that Bataan is more developed and progressive compared to other areas in Central Luzon.
Engr. Llado cited the strong, able and and sincere leadership of then governor now congressman Abet S Garcia, his younger brother former three-termer congressman now incumbent governor Joet S Garcia, Nine-year mayor of Dinalupihan town now congresswoman Gila Garcia (3rd district), and Mayor Francis S Garcia who is now on his third term as city mayor of Balanga.
The Garcias were siblings of the late longtime governor and congressman Tet Garcia who mentored them in public service.
Usually, most of the Garcias were running unopposed in the elections.
Llado also cited the Roman highway, a six-lane national road connecting from the province to nearby Subic that can be reached in 15 minutes only and Clark that can reached in 25 minutes drive via SCTex.
Newsmen learned that most of the fund of said highway was funded thru the initiative of Cong. Abet Garcia and Gov.Joet Garcia.
Llado also cited the successful construction of more than 40 kilometer concrete road from Mariveles to Bagac as one of the major accomplishments of the Garcias.
It was during Llado’s stint that this road was completed, opening more opportunities such as tourism between the two towns.