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Gov Cadiao asks rich Antiqueños to help their provincemates get out of poverty

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Antique Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao has asked successful Antiqueños living in other parts of the country and abroad to invest in their home province.

Cadiao’s appeal is a follow up to the call made by National Economic and Development Authority Undersecretary Adoracion M. Navarro for the local government units (LGUs) to inspire returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and Antiqueño internal migrants to invest in the province.

“We are encouraging Antiqueños in Hong Kong, United States of America where we have the Antiqueño Circle and even those in Negros Occidental to come home because we have now a very ripe economy,” the governor said on Wednesday.

She added that Antiqueños and even other investors could come to see the investment potentials in the province such as on eco-tourism, livestock and agriculture.

“Antique is now out of the 20 poorest provinces,” she said. Antique’s tourism industry is also experiencing a spur.

The governor said even before Navarro has expressed this observation, the provincial government has already been convincing their provincemates that is why she went to Hong Kong last year and met the Antiqueño OFWs, where she brought along local singers for a mini concert and to the US for the Antiqueño Circle.

“It’s like payback time for Antiqueños who will invest here for they could help provide employment for their provincemates who are in need,” Cadiao said. (PNA)