LEGAZPI CITY: President Benigno Aquino 3rd once more entrusted the development direction of the Bicol Region to Albay Gov. Joey Salceda, whom he appointed chair of the Bicol Regional Development Council (RDC) for a third consecutive term. This developed as Salceda steers the region towards new development priorities, with an initial infrastructure package of over P69 billion, which includes the extension of the Southern Luzon Expressway (SLEX) to Bicol. Salceda’s appointment was personally delivered by Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas who visited Albay to inspect some projects and release checks to LGUs under the Performance Challenge Fund. DILG named Albay as best province in local governance from 2010 to 2013.