The Regional Development Council (RDC7) in Central Visayas has endorsed today the Negros Oriental bid to host the 2013 Palarong Pambansa. 

In its 3rd quarter meeting in Dumaguete City, Provincial Governor Roel Degamo requested the RDC to support Negros Oriental’s bid to host the national games next year. 

In a resolution passed by Provincial Development Council (PDC), Degamo stated that the event will contribute to boost tourism, sports and other socio-economic development in region 7 particularly Negros Oriental. 

It is noted that the three provinces of Central Visayas also nominate and endorse Negros Oriental having adequate facilities and resources to host the Palaro. 

Early this year, the province had hosted the 2012 POC-PSC National Games to validate the province’s capability of hosting a multi-sports event competition. 

Meanwhile, in the same meeting, RDC-7 also supported the establishment of three-unit truck-mounted mobile water purification system for Negros Oriental. 

The mobile water system project costing P4,250,000 will be stationed at the strategic areas of the three congressional districts of the province. 

The project is identified as pressing need as a consequence of the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the province on February 6, this year cutting off water supply to the residents due to badly damaged water pipes and reservoirs. 

With the recurring hydro-meteorological hazards that threaten the continuous availability of potable water supply, this project is needed, said Degamo. 

Considering the importance of the project to the health condition of people both in rural and urban areas, especially in times of calamity, the Provincial Development Council passed that resolution. (mbcn/JCT/PIA-Negros Oriental)