Governor-elect vows to continue financial aid

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Governor-elect Esteban Evan Nonoy Contreras vowed to continue the financial assistance and burial package to the people of Capiz, particularly the underprivileged.

The incoming governor issued the statement following reports that outgoing Gov. Antonio del Rosario has stopped the assistance as he wants to settle down some of the financial obligations of the province before turning it over to the new administration.

Aside from the financial assistance, Contreras said he will continue the scholarship program of the provincial government as he wanted the students to finish their studies.

“I will assure that the scholarship program of the provincial government will not be tainted with politics,” Contreras said adding that he wants to be “governor for all” and not for certain individuals.

Meanwhile, Contreras said that he will only appoint one or two members of his family. 

He said he is planning to appoint former governor Victor Tanco Sr. as the provincial administrator.