Hagedorn to make Palawan success a nationwide project PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 31 March 2013 14:10

Edward Hagedorn, former mayor of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, and one of the senatorial aspirants in the May election, said last Wednesday that if elected into office, he will introduce his tourism  community based program on how to develop the tourism industry in the country with the protection and preservation of the environment for the future generations.

An environmentalist, Hagedorn said that when he was the mayor of Puerto Princesa, his program on tourism was very effective and it can be appled in the national level.

According to him,  tourism should be nurtured and nourished because it is very progressive, adding that it is best to uplift education, health, livelihood and income generating  programs for the people and the government.

Hagedorn said that when he was the Puerto Princesa mayor, he established a satellite hospital to serve directly the people by going into their areas.

The satellite hospital is complete with state-of-the-art equipment, always ready fro transport and serve the people with complete communication facilities.

In Palawan during his term,  Hagedorn allowed people who can afford putting up their own hydro and solar power plants for a long process of power supply for the benefit of the people and tourism industry.

“ Before we have a power barge to supply electricity but little be little we tapped our natural resources to convert it as power supply so that our environment are preserved and protected... It can be applied nationwide if we will do it,” Hagedorn said.

He also said that he had adopted a program for small-scale farming by giving farmers loan for Carabao and tractors so that the latter would not engage in kaingin (slash-and burn farming) which is very destructive to the environment.— Allen Abastillas