ILOILO CITY, Feb. 28 Ilonggo Senator Franklin M. Drilon is pursuing his monthly consultation with stakeholders of the Iloilo River and will be in this city March 2-3 to attend various activities that will help the clean-up and redevelopment campaign of the 15-kilometer river.
Drilon will personally conduct an inspection on March 2 at Barangay San Antonio, Oton of an obstructed portion of the Iloilo River, which poses flood hazard to at least five villages in the district of Arevalo and three in Oton.
In the afternoon, the senator will visit the on-going construction of a P70-million new Esplanade expansion project along the river, which is envisioned to become a catalyst for social and tourism activity in the city.
Drilon will also join officials and employees of the US Embassy, headed by Deputy Chief of Mission Leslie Basset, in a mangrove planting activity on March 3 at the Sooc Bridge in Barangay Sooc, Arevalo district. They will be joined by servicemen from the USS Chafee of the United States Navy. (PNA) RMA/ajp/LCPendon/vlo