President Arroyo is scheduled to visit on September 29, Silvino Lobos, a sleepy 5th class municipality in Northern Samar and will be the first ever President of the Philippines to visit the town. And with this prospect in hand, the town is alive with excitement of having the privilege of being visited by the President for the first time. There were even suggestions to capture the President's footsteps on a cement mixture to perpetuate the first visit of the Highest Official of the Philippines in Silvino Lobos.
Silvino Lobos Mayor Edmund Guillamac exclaimed that the people of Silvino Lobos is looking forward to the scheduled visit of the President because this is the first time that the town will be visited by the number one official of the country.
Silvino Lobos is not that easily accessible. It could be reached by motorboat or banca through the Pambujan River in Pambujan town which is the third town from the capital town of Catarman. The other towns before Pambujan are Mondragon and San Roque. After the boat ride, the duration of which is determined by the tide, one has to climb a hill.
During her visit, the President will preside in the groundbreaking of two-classroom school buildings at the Silvino Lobos Elementary School.
It will also be an early Christmas treat from the President as the President will lead a feeding program and distribute family packs, school supplies and medicines for the 1,500 pupils of Silvino Lobos Elementary School.
Silvino Lobos is one of the ten depressed municipalities of Northern Samar which have been identified as the pilot municipalities for the President's Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P's) for the extremely poor families.