Senator Richard Gordon was the distinguished speaker and honored guest during the momentous blessing and inauguration of the giant Molecular Laboratory last January 13 in Brgy. Bonifacio, this city.
In his speech, Sen. Gordon thanked the Matugas family for exemplifying a responsive and admirable leadership in the province.
Special mention was given to Vice Gov. Geed Gokiangkee, on behalf of Gov. Francisco Matugas and Cong Bingo Matugas.
He also cited Mayor Ernesto Matugas, Jr. for his full collaboration so that the giant laboratory can finally operate in the city of Surigao, the first in Caraga Region.
Gordon thanked Surigao State College of Technology (SSCT) Pres. Gregorio Gamboa for doing the job right away, and for not being slow in bureaucracy.
Meanwhile, the good Senator requested Gamboa to allow the installment of a Warehouse, as well as the utilization of a
Payloader and water tanker near the laboratory.
Also recognized were Dr Paulyn Ubial and Atty.
Carlos Egay, Jr., former Vice Governor.
Gordon said that a Serbian national and staff from the Canadian Red Cross helped build facilities and hospital in ILoiLo.
Red Cross, according to him, means full service, and Gordon vowed to hopefully vaccinate the people in Mindanao, especially frontliners.
“Thank you for your very warm welcome,” said Sen. Gordon.
Mining, according to the lawyer-turned-senator, so long as responsible, for the invention of cars and the production of utensils, for instance, must not be condemned.
“People should be number one in Asia,” said Gordon.
He added that ‘all we need is good leadership with political will so as not to left behind the people.’
“We are the only one in the world which has Molecular Laboratory,” said Gordon.
He said that ‘we will not hesitate.’
“We must have clarity of vision,” stressed the gentleman from Zambales.
Gordon said that in Mindanao, Molecular laboratories can only be found in Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro City and Surigao del Norte.
Soon, he said, another one shall rise in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
“I am surprised by the sleepless labor of our frontline ra. Bawal Ang tamad. Bawal Ang tanga,” said Gordon.
He quipped: “Aim high. Duty first. Determination. Be not afraid.”
Gordon narrated that he was 34 years old when he ran as Mayor in Olongapo City. He said that he studied at the University of the Philippines (UP) Law School and became delegate to Constitutional Convention (Concon).
“We should have the moral obligation.
Thanks to the Matugas family. We will expand this. We have 42 machines. We can test cancer, leukemia, HIV, all kinds of disease.
When I became Secretary of DOT, I went to Siargao. Wow Phil’s was my slogan. Im always supportive of the programs so long as the people are masipag, magagawa not yan
We are very proud to work with Dr. Ubial
Magkasama Tayo sa ating common objectives. To unite the community, we must have common good at hand, basta united lng Tayo
Now it’s a powerhouse in terms of IT, scientific technology. Tomorrow begins now. We make sure we will win the future. We will not be afraid I’m facing the future.
We can be positive with the world but in COVID, we must be negative. Ang katulong ko volunteers mga bata Filipino nag aaral sa Switzerland,” said Gordon.
Source: Jun Parada