Celso promotes Merloquet Falls PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 January 2012 16:28

Merloquet Falls, a natural treasure in the interiors of barangay Sibulao, some 78 kilometers east of the city, is fast becoming one of the city’s favorite attractions for eco-tourism.

Mayor Celso Lobregat on Wednesday led some members of the City Council and other city officials including Archbishop Romulo Valles in a trek to the rugged and steep terrain leading to the scenic Merloquet Falls.

The trek to Merloquet was a sidelight to the inauguration of 9 projects in Mangusu and Sibulao amounting to a total of P16.1 million.  The mayor led in the inauguration together with Councilors Rudy Lim, Eddie Saavedra, Percival Ramos, Myra Paz Valderrosa-Abubakar, VP Elago and Nonong Guingona and Archbishop Valles, who led in the blessing of the projects.

Mayor Lobregat said Merloquet Falls is one of the city’s natural attractions that is included in the eco-tourism program of the local government.  This hidden and unspoiled natural falls in Merloquet is one of those attractions included in the city’s promotional materials, he said.

“We are here in Merloquet falls because we want to help promote this as one of the city’s famous attractions,” the mayor said after wading into the cold and clear water that falls into a natural pool.

He added: “The dip was a welcome respite after the series of inauguration and the long walk”.

Meanwhile, consistent in his commitment to bring development to the barangays, Mayor Lobregat Wednesday motored to the remote barangays of Sibulao and Mangusu, some 78 kilometers east of this city, to unveil P16.1 million worth of various infrastructure projects.

Lobregat first inaugurated the newly constructed covered court worth P2.4 million in barangay Mangusu. He later proceeded to the Dr. Diaz Memorial Elementary School to unveil the school fence amounting to P499,000 and later the pathway and drainage system worth P129,000 and P203,000, respectively at the Mangusu Elementary School.

From Mangusu, the mayor and group proceeded to the interiors of barangay Sibulao, some 9 kilometers from the Vitali proper to unveil and turn over five road projects connecting Dabuy and Merloquet in amounting to P12.9 million.

Mayor Lobregat said more projects will be inaugurated this year in the different barangays of the city.”The projects inaugurated today are located in the interiors of the barangays. This goes to show that we are not only concentrating development in the center but also in the interiors”. — Sheila Covarrubias