Gov. Joseph C. Cua โ€˜s report on the โ€˜State of the Province Addressโ€™ (SOPA) at the Capitol Dome the other week was comprehensive, timely, and practical. Comprehensive in that it covered all areas meant to uplift the socio-economic development of the island province. Timely and practical in that it was delivered during his most cherished moment in lifeโ€”his Natal Day last October 16.

Apparently that occasion was doubly important to him as provincial chief executive and birthday celebrant. Almost all LGU-elected officials, chiefs/heads of national agencies, CSU and DepEd school officials, PNP and military personnel, religious leaders, broadcast and print media, and other sector groups were present.

Earlier on that day, he attended the blessing of the new two-storey DILG provincial office officiated by the Most Rev. Bishop Manolo A. delos Santos.

Oftentimes interspersed by applause from the audience, the governor officially delivered his much awaited one hour SOPA in the 66th Special Session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) presided by Vice Governor Shirley A. Abundo the other week. Halfway on his term as provincial chief executive, he focused on what his administration had done and will do on the following areas, namely:

Surely that important occasion was continued in his residence in San Vicente where he celebrated his 55th natal day birthday together with VIP guests, LGU-elected leaders, friends, and supporters with aplomb and gusto.

This community newspaper, which is celebrating its 11th foundation coincidentally with that of the province and the United Nations this 24th day of October, wish Gov. Cua the best of luck and success in his governance.

May God the Almighty shower him with the pink of health, more birthdays and blessings to come as he pursue his โ€œHappy Islandโ€ tourism mantra for the province.