Climaco leads ‘Dia del Alcalde,’ unveils projects in Tumalutab PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 March 2015 14:40

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday personally led the “Dia del Alcalde” outreach activity and unveiled at least P1.9 million worth of infrastructure projects in Tumalutab, one of the city’s island barangays in the east coast.

Mayor Climaco together with personnel of the city government’s frontline offices braved the scorching sun as she engaged with the islanders, mostly women and children, who gathered at the basketball court while waiting for their turns to avail of the free medical-dental services of the “Dia del Alcalde” outreach program.

Around 500 residents of Tumalutab Island availed of the “Dia del Alcalde” services which included free civil registration of live birth and marriage, agri-fishery and veterinary.

The “Dia del Alcalde” is Mayor Climaco’s pet outreach program in her desire to bring the city government’s basic social services to the people, especially those in far flung barangays, instead of the people going to City Hall. It is usually conducted during fiesta celebration of the host barangay.

She also distributed PhilHealth insurance cards and 10 reading eyeglasses to a select group of beneficiaries.

After her rounds of the island folks, the chief executive unveiled and turned over three projects worth P1,903,890.48 to the barangay officers of Tumalutab headed by Chairperson Carsoma Abunawas.

Turned over were the newly constructed catwalk of 40.32-linear meter long in the amount of P298,221.52, a  comfort room costing P308,202.74 and a footbridge of 38.50-ln.m. long worth P1,297,466.22.

All projects started construction in October 2014 under the Benram Construction firm.

The mayor and her entourage took a Navy boat and two rubber boats in going to the island and back to the mainland city. — Vic Larato