Posted February 2, 2015
Written by Gloria Villas
Aklan Governor Florencio T. Miraflores is scheduled to deliver his State of the Province Address (SOPA) on February 4, 2015 during the 5th Regular Session of the 16th Sangguniang Panlalawigan at its Session Hall Provincial Capitol Kalibo, Aklan.
This will be the second SOPA of Miraflores since he assumed as Governor of the Province of Aklan noontime of June 30, 2013, to start his second round of governorship. Miraflores has been Governor of Aklan for a full-9-year term starting 1995 up to 2004.
Thereafter, he was elected as Congressman of the lone district of Aklan in the House of Representatives from 2004 to 2013, another 9-year full term before becoming a Provincial Governor again.
The 16th SP under the stewardship of Vice Governor Gabrielle V. Calizo-Quimpo has invited some 190 heads of local and national government offices, municipal officials, media practitioners, academicians, clerics and others sectoral representatives in the Province of Aklan.
Expected to be contained in the SOPA of Miraflores are his accomplishments in 2014 as Aklan’s chief executive to include his plans and programs for the succeeding years starting this year.
Expected to highlight his address is the P1.5 billion 2015 annual budgets of the Province of Aklan which was approved by the 16th SP towards the end of December 2014.
Miraflores likewise, is expected to highlight the provincial government accomplishments in terms of local revenue generation to which Aklan was adjudged by the Department of Finance as the top province among the provinces of the country to have the highest locally generated revenues Aklan.
Also expected to be highlighted by the Governor in his SOPA is the P40-Billion tourism receipts realized by the province through increasing tourist arrivals in Boracay Island which reached some 1.4 million visitors last year.