President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. made local history Saturday as the first President who visited the Camarines Sur’s Rinconada district after 55 years, according to Camarines Sur Rep. Miguel Luis Villafuerte on Saturday.
Villafuerte, representing the province’s 5th congressional district, made the remark in accompanying President Marcos in the Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Caravan launching in the province.
The simultaneous launching, led by President Marcos in Nabua, Camarines Sur, is the Philippines’ largest service caravan in four provinces in the country aimed at serving underprivileged Filipinos.
The fifth congressional district of Camarines Sur, more popularly known as the Rinconada District, is composed of the Municipalities of Baao, Bula, Balatan, Buhi, Bato, Nabua and Iriga City. It is currently represented in the 19th Congress by Villafuerte, the former governor of the province.
Speaking at a rice distribution event in Iriga City, President Marcos recalled the visit to the area of his father, the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos in 1965.
“Alam niyo po pinapaalala po sa akin na noong 1965 napunta na pala dito ang aking ama at bumisita sa inyo habang nagkakampanya siya (the elder Marcos) noon para maging presidente. At bumalik siya noong 1968 para gawing city ang Iriga, dati hindi pa city ‘yan,” the younger Marcos said.
“So, 1968. Mula noon, wala nang dumating na pangulo. Kaya’t Marcos lang ang bumibisita sa inyo na Pangulo. (Dahil) malapit kayo sa puso namin. Kaya naman nandito na naman po kami.”
The President visited Iriga City to distribute rice to 4Ps beneficiaries in the City after the Bagong Pilipinas launching in Nabua. PND