La Paz, Calarian, Latuan folks thank Celso for P12.8 projects PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 October 2010 11:02

Barangay folks from La Paz, Upper Calarain and Latuan yesterday expressed approval to the priorities being given by the Lobregat administration, as they happily received infrastructure projects separately turned over to them yesterday.

No less than Mayor Celso Lobregat led in the inauguration of the almost P13 million worth of projects in barangays La Paz and Upper Calarian in the west coast yesterday morning and in barangay Latuan in the east coast late yesterday afternoon.

Residents of La Paz led by barangay chairman Salvador del Mundo thanked Mayor Lobregat and the city government for beautifully designed barangay hall and wellness center, which they vowed to make maximum use for the benefit of the constituents.
Populated by over 7,000 residents, La Paz is a far flung barangay. The construction of the wellness center and the barangay hall will help enhance delivery of basic services to the people.

In Calarian, barangay chairperson Flor Arcillas could not help but turn emotional as she recalled how the barangay hall and the other structures came to fruition in a property donated by the Philippine Tourism Authority to the city government through a usufruct agreement.

She thanked Mayor Lobregat for exerting all efforts to help the barangay obtain the donation from the PTA and for allocating over P9 million for 4 projects: the P3.8 million barangay hall, P1.8 million wellness center, P2.12 million fire sub-station and the P1.39 million community police action center (COMPAC).

Only the barangay hall was inaugurated yesterday while the others will be scheduled soon with Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo as guest of honor.

“I must be dreaming”, Arcillas said, stressing that the project came to reality 26 years after she hoped for such.

In Latuan, barangay residents likewise expressed all out gratitude to Mayor Lobregat and the city government for the barangay hall, which comes with the new design, saying it is a proof that Latuan is progressing.

For the first time in the history of Latuan, the barangay can now boast of a beautiful and functional structure that is a symbol of government in the area. The barangay hall costs P3.8 million.

Present in the inaugurations yesterday were Councilors Myra Abubakar, Nonong Guingona, Rudy Lim, Percival Ramos, Abdurahman Nuno and other officials of the city and even representatives from the education sector, police sector and fire bureau.

Mayor Lobregat vowed that more projects will be undertaken in the barangays in the coming days.

Sec. Robredo was supposed to grace the inauguration of the projects yesterday but deferred his trip to Zamboanga, as he was joining President Aquino and other Cabinet members in visiting typhoon-stricken areas in Northern Luzon.

By  Sheila Covarrubias

Last Updated on Friday, 22 October 2010 11:56