Tabuan Lasa grows as infra projects come in PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 May 2015 13:37

Tabuan-Lasa in Basilan province is proving to be a growing municipality with the unveiling of several infrastracture projects in its seven years of existence.

Tabuan LasaMayor Muctar Junaid stressed that infrastructure projects such as a farm-to-market road, area coordinating center, police stations, flea markets, several multi-purpose buildings and of course, a municipal hall are all funded by the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

The projects for Tabuan Lasa cost ARMM hundreds millions of pesos since it was created in 2008.

Despite the limited funding from their Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA), local government officials find ways an means to deliver the projects to their constituents.

“It was hard at first, because of the limited resourcesm but we were elected by the people who expect us to deliver so we have to find ways and fortunately we got help from the autonomous government and also from the national government,” Juanid revealed.

Livelihood projects such as donation of motorized pumpboats and payao implemented for the town’s fishermen.

Residents are now enjoying electricity and scarcity of water is a thing of the past. Dilapidated school buildings have beeb rehabilitated and peace and order condition has  improved.

Last March 30, the municipality celebrated its seven years of existence and in his message Junaid vowed to continue implementing infrastructure and livelihood projects in the town.

He commended the municipal council for the support given to his administration particularly in the implementation of various programs.

Before its creation on 2008, Tabuan-Lasa municipality was part of Sumisip municipality.

The municipality took its name from the four islands of Tapiantana, Bubuan, Lanawan, and Saluping.