President Benigno S. Aquino III graced the 50th Founding Anniversary of the Province of Eastern Samar held in Arteche, Eastern Samar. Also included in his visit’s purpose is to see for himself the various development projects in Samar Island that is being undertaken under his administration.
Welcoming the president was Gov. Conrado Nicart, Jr. (Eastern Samar), Cong. Ben Evardone (Lone District, Eastern Samar), Gov. Jose Ong, Jr (Northern Samar), Cong. Emil Ong (2nd District, Northern Samar), Vice Gov. Ferdinand Picardal (Eastern Samar), Former Gov. Raul Daza (Northern Samar), OPAPP Samar Manager Emy Bonifacio, DPWH Regional Director Rolando M. Asis, DPWH ESDEO District Engineer Manolo Rojas and DPWH ESDEO Asst. Dist. Engr. Rudyar Lim. Gov. Sharee Ann Tan (Western Samar) was not able to make it to the event due as she attended to an emergency call in Cebu.
Other provincial and local officials from Eastern Samar and Northern Samar were also present during the occasion.