House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo recently conducted an inspection of the Iloilo Flood Control Project, a plan developed during her tenure as president.
She said any concerns would be forwarded to the Disaster Management Oversight Committee.
“Let me see the project,” the former president told local reporters. “I need to find the details then it [will] be fed to the committee oversight.”
Observers have noted the project appears to be lacking maintenance.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr., who accompanied Macapagal-Arroyo, touted the project.
“Before the flood control project, no one wanted to invest in Iloilo,” he explained. “Ngayon, wala ng flood (Today, there is no more flooding), investors now are rushing to Iloilo.”
However, he did acknowledge “a lot” of maintenance was needed.
Last month, the speaker arrived in Bacolod City and traveled by roll-on/roll-off vessel to the Dumangas Port in Iloilo in order to revisit the Nautical Highway System, another project implemented during her presidency./WDJ