Eastern Samar lone district representative Ben P. Evardone.
Eastern Samar lone district representative Ben P. Evardone.

BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar, Jan. 22 (PIA) – An Eastern Samar solon proposed to have a separate region which will be called agricultural region for Samar Island to fast track the goal of having a ONE SAMAR REGION.

According to Congressman Ben P. Evardone, he will convene with the congressmen and governors of Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar about the inter-province emergency response.

The solon said that an agricultural resiliency and sustainable development will be realized the soonest possible time if there is a separate region for Samar.

“When super typhoon Yolanda struck our southern towns, Governor Nicart and I realized the need to set aside our political differences and work together. When typhoon Ruby came, our unity had been tested. We had minimal casualties and rehabilitation works became faster. We were then able to invite and make President Aquino visit the small town of Arteche,” Evardone said.

“The recent typhoon Nona made us realize that the island of Samar has become a typhoon route and we need to establish immediately an inter-province,” Evardone further said.

The official is confident that even Leyte congressmen and governors will abide with this initiative to have a separate agricultural region for Samar Island because the regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DA) has ample time to focus exclusively on the agricultural concerns of Leyte. (SDC/PIA-E.Samar)