The author sincerely and graciously acknowledges the trust and confidence of City Mayor Edward Solon Hagedorn and the rare opportunity to write THE PUERTO PRINCESA STORY, book purposed to give credence to his various accomplishments and wonderful, meaningful, significant and fruitful administration.
The author expresses his gratitude to his wife Rosela, son Rosewell and granddaughter Meslissa for the encouragement in undertaking the project.
In no less term, credit is acknowledged for the support and cooperation of daughter Edna and the officials and employees of the City Government of Puerto Princesa for making available all the source materials by sending them to San Jose, Negros Oriental at no cost on my part.
The author likewise wishes to thank the very accommodating staff of Silliman University Library, Dumaguete City for their assistance in the search for materials used in this book.
Above all else, the author humbly praise and thank God Almighty for the gift and blessings and “be thankful to all circumstances”. (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
WALFRIDO R. PONCE DE LEON