PDI Governance and Administration
(by Millard P. Tawakal, LlB., Provincial Administrator)
After the approval of Republic Act No. 9355, otherwise known as an “Act Creating the Province of Dinagat Islands” duly signed into a law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on October 2, 2006, the province has undergone a total make-over in terms of its vision and mission.
Now, the province is supposed to celebrate its 7th Charter Day of natural abundance and commercial prosperity, if not reverted to its mother province, Surigao del Norte on February 11, 2010. This legal predicament created a daunting atmosphere for the leaders as well as its people but not for one who did a herculean job in bringing back the province to its former pedestal on October 23, 2012. I am specifically referring to the achiever, provider and mother- Governor Glenda B. Ecleo, EdD. So, with this recent ruling of the Supreme Court, the province will have its first year in the making. Absurd, as it may seem considering the break it is supposed to achieve during the almost 2-year hiatus. Not to mention, the economic aspect and financial support from the local and international institutions but the dynamism aimed towards self-sufficiency and refinement.
Be that as it may, this sad experience has merely brought greater opportunity for development and morale booster for the people to be in unison, cooperation and mêlée against poverty and scarcity.
Thus, our governance and administration is anchored on the following field:
With these strategic areas to focus, PDI will
extraordinarily move forward especially in having a political stability, natural resources, national backing and citizen discipline.