CEBU, Philippines – The leaders of the Liberal Party in Cebu are set to meet with President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III in Manila next week to discuss with him the political situation in the province.
Vice Governor Gregorio Sanchez Jr. said he will also take the opportunity to discuss with the president his pet project, the Trans-Axial Highway, which was scrapped by Governor Gwendolyn Garcia.
The meeting was allegedly arranged by Provincial Board Member Arleigh Sitoy who will join Sanchez and defeated gubernatorial candidate Hilario "Junjun" Davide III, who chairs LP in Cebu.
Sanchez said they will discuss with the President how to strengthen their party in Cebu and brief him on the political situation in the province.
The meeting will also serve as preparation for the scheduled visit of the President in September for the mass oathtaking of the LP members in Cebu.
Sanchez earlier said they expect more officials from One Cebu Party to join the LP in the coming days.
Aside from politics, Sanchez said he will try to endorse his Trans-Axial Highway project hoping to secure funding for its materialization.
The proposed project will connect the northernmost tip to the southernmost tip of the province traversing the mountains. This will serve as an alternative route to avoid traffic congestion in the national highway. (THE FREEMAN)