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Mayor Uy cites need to balance development, environmental protection in IGACOS

Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) Mayor Al David T. Uy has underscored the importance of balancing development and the protection of the environment.

He made the statement as he led the city in the culmination of the 25th founding anniversary of Samal cityhood on March 7.

“Samal right now is at a crossroads with rapid developments because of the coming of the Davao-Samal Bridge. As I have said, we need to balance development and the protection of the environment,” Uy said.

He also acknowledged the former leaders of the city for their service, leading not only to Samal’s cityhood but also to its progress.

Preceding the culmination program was the Parada sa Isla, which was attended by Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubajib, national and local agencies, various organizations on the island, and city government employees.

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