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Catanduanes Rep. Sarmiento joins Duterte in his historic Philippine Rise visit

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Catanduanes Rep. Cesar V. Sarmiento has joined President Rodrigo Duterte in his historic visit to the Philippine Rise yesterday.

Sarmiento, chairman of the House transportation committee, took pride of being one of the few members of the lower chamber to join the said visit.

“Nakasama tayo sa iilan lang na miyembro ng Kongreso para sa nasabing pagbisita. Kasama din ang ating mga SCIENTISTS at RESEARCHERS,” said Sarmiento.

“Para sa kaalaman ng lahat – tayo po ang nangunguna sa pagsulong sa pagkakaroon ng COAST GUARD STATION sa Catanduanes sa pangunahing dahilan na tayo ay malapit sa PR at meron na dating FACILITIES (na ginamit ng US NAVY noon) sa Quigaray, Bagamanoc, Catanduanes,” he added.

“Dahil dito ay aking ipinilit at sinang-ayunan ng Kongreso na mag-allocate ng P500M para sa pagpatayo ng nasabing Coast Guard Station para mabilis ang pag-monitor ng mga ginagawa sa PR at daglian pag-responde laban sa mga POACHERS,” he also said.

Sarmiento and other delegates were onboard the BRP Davao del Sur during their visit to the Philippine Rise also known as the Benham Rise.

The solon said that the travel took quite some time but it’s all worth it.