Taluksangay folks thank Celso for P5.7M projects PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 January 2012 17:46

The barangay officials and residents of Taluksangay, a Muslim village in the east coast of this city, have expressed their thanks and gratitude to the city government headed by Mayor Celso Lobregat for giving them P5.7 million worth of projects which were inaugurated yesterday morning.

“We are thankful to the mayor for these infrastructure projects that very useful to the residents of Taluksangay. I am proud to have these projects in my barangay,” Taluksangay barangay chairman and Councilor Abdurahman Nuño said, citing that the architectural designs of the newly constructed two-storey six-classroom building and that of the daycare center are to preserve the Muslim culture of the barangay.

Inaugurated were the P719,000 fence surrounding the barangay hall, health center and the newly constructed daycare center amounting to P648,000. From there, Lobregat and other city officials walked their way to the nearby Taluksangay Elementary School where they unveiled the two-storey six-classroom building costing P4.3 million.

With the school’s increasing student-population, now at 1,600, Lobregat cited the need to construct another building this time with 10 classrooms to meet the required classroom-students ration of 1:40.

In his message, the chief executive instructed City Engineer Luis Despalo to immediately prepare the plans and estimates for a two-storey 10-classroom building, to the delight of teachers, students, parents and barangay officials.

Also, Lobregat said Taluksangay will be one of the barangays in the east coast to receive the first batch of service vehicles that the city government has purchased. Distribution of said vehicles is expected within this year.

Last year, the mayor inaugurated Taluksangay’s  barangay hall and health center amounting to P2.4 million and P1.4 million, respectively.

Present during yesterday’s inauguration sortie in Taluksangay were Councilors Nonong Guingona, Rudy Lim, Percival Ramos, Myra Paz Valderrosa-Abubakar, Lilia Nuño and Aman together with City Social Welfare and Development Officer Francisco Barredo, Southern City Colleges President Edwin Caliolio, Engr. Luis Despalo and the entire barangay officials. — Vic Larato