Senator Richard Gordon on Monday said the great province of Bulacan will continue to help secure a bright future for the country, it being the home of great leaders, noble heroes and visionaries.
Gordon was the guest of honor and speaker during the celebration of the 438th Foundation Day of Bulacan held at the Capitol Gymnasium in Malolos on Monday morning.
He said the hardworking tandem of Gov. Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado and Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando has the spurred economic growth dreamed by Filipino patriots and revolutionaries who shed blood, sweat and tears for a free Philippines.
The senator said since the province was blessed with rivers, a bay and roads, “it is the ideal place for commerce and provides great opportunities for its people.”
The projects initiated by Alvarado, who is the chairman of the Regional Development Council in Central Luzon, catalyze progress in the land that has an airport and sea ports as well as strategic road networks, he added.
Gordon stressed to the audience that being Filipinos first and Bulakenyos second, everyone should make a contribution to attain success.
The senator said Bulacan is known for being the cradle of the Philippine Constitution and of reputable leaders and noble heroes, and was part of the rice granary of the Philippines.
Meanwhile, Alvarado shared his development plans for Bulacan, such as the recently concluded groundbreaking of the MRT 7, the North Railway and the North Luzon Eastern Alignment, among others.
He also announced that Bulacan will be at the center of the “super flood control gate,” the coastal road project that will link the giant economic zones of Subic and Bataan to Sangley point.
Prior to this, Dr. Jaime Veneracion, a writer, professor and historian at the University of the Philippines, narrated how Bulacan was founded and acknowledged the efforts of the leaders in making its foundation day into a month of commemoration of the province’s heritage highlighted by the Singkaban Festival.
The celebration began with a Holy Mass and included wreath laying at the monument of Bulakenyo patriot and hero Marcelo del Pilar, the “Great Propagandist” of the Philippine Revolution against Spain.