Creating three Palawan provinces will save residents time and money, says Brooke’s Point Mayor MaryJean Feliciano
Dividing Palawan into three provinces comes with very concrete benefits, such as saving time and money in transacting with government offices, according to Brooke’s Point Mayor MaryJean Feliciano.
To illustrate the benefits of the proposed division, Feliciano shared tables on Facebook showing how much residents could save because they would no longer need to travel all the way to Puerto Princesa, the current capital.
Under the current set up, residents would have to shell out anywhere from P300 to P1,300 just to go to Puerto Princesa.
The trip would take hours because they would have to travel 146 to 311 kilometers.
But with the proposed division that would make Brooke’s Point the capital of Palawan del Sur, residents’ fares would be cut to P100 to P1,000, and the distance they’d have to travel would be cut down to 30 to 130 kilometers, depending on where they would come from.
Who wouldn’t want to be closer to the capital?
“Maraming oras ang hindi na masasayang sa haba ng byahe at malaking halaga ang matitipid sa pamasahe, samantala sa mga taga Narra at Aborlan, may pagpipilian po kau mag transact sa Puerto Princesa o Brookes Point sa mga ahensya ng pamahalaan na kailangan nyo. Lucena Diaz Demaala Celsa Adier Eduardo Modesto Rodriguez Jimart Mariano Naingue UGYAW Jiro Yuan Ibrahim Alfred Kenneth Dispo Ton Abengoza Al Ibba Emmanuel Casabar Mercedes Casabar Ireneo Abadines Maestrecampo Victor Colili Jose Alvarez Aping Ong Baluyut Espie Baaco-Caabay Ryan Dagsa Maminta Gelen Acoy Rona Pabon Chou Palawan Pandaboy Annze Anna,” Feliciano posted.