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THIS WEEK’S MILESTONES: June 16-22, 2019

/ 05:00 AM June 16, 2019

June 16, 2007

The former agricultural town of Bogo was declared a city after a plebiscite was held for the ratification of Republic Act No. 9390, also known as the “Charter of the City of Bogo.”

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Results showed that 23,955 residents voted for the cityhood, while only 482 rejected it.

Bogo became the sixth municipality in Cebu province to become a city.

Former Bogo Mayor Celestino Martinez III described the proclamation as a “dream come true and an achievement.”

Bogo City has 29 barangays and its population was 78,120 in 2015.

June 19, 2017

Groundbreaking rites were held at Nuvali Spine Road in Santa Rosa City, Laguna province, for the construction of the 18-kilometer Laguna section of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax).

The Laguna segment is part of the 45-km closed-system tolled expressway connecting Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex) and the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx).

The project will start from Cavitex in Kawit, Cavite, and end at the SLEx-Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan, Laguna.

The P35.4-billion Calax aims to reduce travel time from Cavitex to SLEx from 1.5 hours to 45 minutes as well as improve competitiveness of Calabarzon as an investment destination.

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It is seen to reduce traffic congestion particularly in Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway and Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road.

As of March this year, the Laguna segment is 30 percent complete.

Compiled by Kathleen de Villa, Inquirer Research

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