REAPPOINTED. Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao is shown speaking before the full council meeting of the Regional Development Council in a file photo. The governor was reappointed as chairperson from 2019 to 2022 by President Rodrigo R. Duterte. (PNA file photo by Perla G. Lena)

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Antique is hoping to boost its food security plan with the re-appointment of Governor Rhodora Cadiao as chairperson of the Regional Development Council (RDC) from 2019 to 2022.

“The food security plan of the province entails projects such as improvement of the irrigation system and development of the airport and port,” Antique Vice Governor Edgar Denosta said in an interview on Monday.

Denosta sits as the acting governor as Cadiao is in Manila on official travel.

During the regular flag-raising ceremony, Denosta led the capitol employees in congratulating the governor for her re-appointment as RDC-6 chairperson. He said the appointment would mean more projects for the province.

He said the improvement of the irrigation system in the province will ensure that farmers could produce sufficient rice for consumption while the development of the airport and port would make the easier transport of agricultural goods.

“I congratulate the governor for her reappointment as the chairperson of the most powerful council in the region,” Denosta said.

Cadiao took her oath as RDC chair before President Rodrigo Duterte last Oct. 28 in Malacañang.

Meanwhile, Antique Provincial Planning and Development Officer Juliana Cepe said that the province will host the first inaugural meeting of the RDC this month.

Cadiao first served as RDC chair from 2016-2019. (PNA)