Guimaras Vice Governor John Edward Gando described as unfounded and uncalled for Senator Cynthia Villar’s claim that the island province is not progressive.
In his Guimarasnon News Live interview, Gando said Villar has no basis for her claim.
Last week, Villar was asked about the proposed bridge that will connect the islands of Panay, Guimaras and Negros Occidental in Western Visayas.
“I asked the DPWH (Department of Public Works and highways) and they said it’s not a priority of the [present] administration because the economic return is not as big as others,” Villar responded
“Iloilo is a progressive province but Guimaras is not. So they prefer other projects with big economic impact,” she added.
According to Gando, the senator’s pronouncement regarding the status of the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge is “not official.”
The vice governor said they would wait the official statement of DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, son of Cynthia, or of President Rodrigo Duterte.IMT