Tuesday, August 19, 2014
P-Noy Inaugurates Ninoy Aquino Bridge in Cagayan
Camp Aquino, Tarlac City – His Excellency, President Benigno C. Aquino III, inaugurated the “Ninoy Aquino Bridge” located at San Luis, Tuao, Cagayan, early this morning. The said bridge is 360 meters long and it connects Region II, Region I and Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR).
The “Ninoy Aquino Bridge” worth ₱599.40 million was said to be funded by the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).
President Aquino’s airplane arrived at Tuguegarao Airport before he rode a helicopter heading to Tuao. He was with DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, DILG Secretary Mar Roxas, MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, Senator Teofisto Guingona and Secretary Manuel Mamba, who was also a native of Tuao.
The area was secured by military troops under Northern Luzon Command headed by NOLCOM Commander Lt. Gen. Felicito Virgilio M. Trinidad Jr. along with 5th Infantry Division Commander, Maj. Gen. Benito Antonio T. de Leon.
The inauguration was also attended by the governors of the provinces of Isabela, Kalinga and Apayao and other local officials of Region II.President Aquino, as well as his delegates was warmly welcomed by the people of Tuao upon his arrival. After the inauguration of the bridge, the President with his team rode an open car going to Barangay Naruangan to attend a short program prepared for him.
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