Beng unveils P7.4 million Merloquet Falls improvement PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 01 August 2014 13:21

Mayor Beng Climaco Wednesday led the inauguration of the 3 projects implemented by the City Government for the improvement of access roads and passage leading to Merloquet Falls in barangay Sibulao in the east coast.

The projects, costing a total of P7.4 million include road concreting, construction of box culvert and drainage and concrete steps, are expected to improve accessibility to the falls, which is fast becoming one of the favorite attractions adventure tourism not only for local or domestic tourists but even international visitors.

The inauguration coincided with the conduct of Dia de Alcalde in Sibulao in line with the barangay’s fiesta celebration.

Also present during the inauguration of the projects were Councilor Roel Natividad, City Engineer Luis Despalo, Sibulao barangay chairman Pablo Ramos,  Canelar Barangay Chairmen Godofredo Sabordo Sr.  and Mangusu barangay chairman Ismael Malik and representatives from Streetwise Construction company, which undertook the project.

After the inauguration, Mayor Climaco together with the other officials trekked to Merloquet Falls which is one of the city’s natural attractions that is included int eh eco-tourism program of the local government.

The Merloquet is one of the hidden and unspoiled natural falls in the city and is included in the city’s promotional materials.

The improvement of access to Merloquet Falls was started during the term of former Mayor Celso Lobregat.

Meanwhile, over 300 residents from Sibulao availed of free services including medical, dental and other related programs Wednesday.

Offices providing frontline services spearheaded the outreach program and these include the City Health Office, City Agriculturist Office, City Veterinarian and City Civil Registrar and numerous others. — Sheila Covarrubias