CAMARINES Sur Rep. Gabriel H. Bordado has filed a bill that seeks tocreate a Metropolitan Naga Development Authority (MNDA). 

“Without undermining local autonomy, the MNDA will accelerate the crafting of solutions to the longstanding problems plaguing the area… towards a more effective and equitable economic development within Metropolitan Naga,” he said in the explanatory note of House Bill 8613. 

The measure aims to solve bottlenecks at the Metro Naga Development Council, which was set up in 1993 through Executive Order 102. 

“While it has been effective in delivering certain basic services, challenges unique to each local government unit and the region persisted, hindering the full realization of the vision for a prosperous Metropolitan Naga,” the congressman said. —Beatriz Marie D. Cruz