Several months after the death of my father, Angelo “Sonny” C. Lopez, Jr., something truly wonderful happened.
On January 22, 2016, then CDC President (now DOTr Secretary) Arthur P. Tugade signed for the corporation a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Haduan Water Supply Project in memory of my father.
It was intended to provide easy access to clean and potable water for the people of Haduan, who in turn had to fetch water from a faraway stream.
The project was dedicated in memory of my father for the pivotal role he had played to make it happen and for his vision for a better life and everlasting love for the people of Haduan.
After more than a year from the signing of the MOA, the project was finally completed sometime this year and inaugurated on March 29, 2017.
Of course, with its completion, my father, wherever he may be, can now proudly declare to all that it is mission accomplished for him.
[Note: CDC and DOTr stands for Clark Development Corporation and Department of Transportation, respectively.]