Governor Arthur Yap on Tuesday will deliver a report on his achievements during his first 100 days as Bohol’s chief executive.
According to Provincial Administrator Atty. Kathyrin Pioquinto, Yap’s report will cover his administration’s accomplishments during the over three-month period and his plans and priorities in the next three years.
Yap will deliver his address at Reyna’s Garden the Haven and Gardens restaurant in Tagbilaran City.
The governor is expected to touch on issues involving the tourism and agriculture sectors and water supply initiative for villages, said Pioquinto.
Mayors and representatives from the various industries and civil society organizations are invited to attend the event.
State of calamaity
Meanwhile, the SP is expected to tackle the Yap-led Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s (PDRRMC) proposal for the entire province of Bohol to be placed under a state of calamity amid a dry spell that has plagued several towns.
The PDRRMC last week approved the proposal of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist and farmer groups to place the province under a calamity status but the SP has the authority to make the official declaration through a provincial resolution.
The drought has led to crop damage amounting to P179 million and has affected 38 of the province’s 47 municipalities.
Water at the Malinao Dam in Pilar, Bohol’s largest irrigation system, has gone down to “near-critical level.”
The National Irrigation Administration has reported that farmers were only able to plant in 60 percent of the province’s 26-hectare area covered by irrigation systems.
“Kung 60 percent ra ang naay tanom sa atong irrigated, paano pa ang atong rain-fed, so mas grabe ang sitwasyon,” Yap said in an interview with Capitol beat reporters.
Six towns so far have declared a state of calamity namely, Sierra Bullones, Candijay, Alicia, Antequera, President Carlos P. Garcia and Batuan.
Meanwhile, Pilar, San Miguel, Carmen and Guindulman have also considered placing their towns under calamity status. (r)