P4.1M Tumaga brgy hall inaugurated PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 16:24

The City Government the other day unveiled yet another barangay hall project that will extremely impact the lives of the constituents in the populous area of Tumaga.

Despite a Sunday, Mayor Celso Lobregat and Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde and some members of the City Council turned over the P4.1 million newly-constructed barangay hall project, to elated Tumaga barangay officials led by chairperson Carolina Gaganting the other day, barely 3 months after the same barangay received the city-funded lying in clinic and wellness center located just a few meters away from the new infrastructure. 

Assisting the mayor and the vice mayor during the unveiling rites were Councilors Rudy Lim, Myra Paz Abubakar, Percival Ramos, Jaime Cabato, Luis Biel III, VP Elago and Rogelio Valesco Jr.

The  barangay hall, according to Mayor Lobregat, is only one of the numerous infrastructures worth over P83 million that his administration has implemented in Tumaga from 2007 to the present.

Ongoing at present are P31 million worth of projects which include 2-storey 24-classroom building at the Catalina vda de Jalon  Elementary School and some river rip rapping projects, he said.

But as he turned over the barangay hall, Mayor Lobregat also directed City Engineer Luis Despalo to immediately prepare the plans and estimates for the site development of the barangay hall and the construction of the access road leading to the health center.

Both the barangay hall and the barangay health center sit in a 3,000 square meter lot that the city government purchased at a  cost of P4.5 million over a year ago following negotiations between the city government, former Tumaga chairman Nonoy Fonollera and the lot owners.

The lot purchase was perfected that paved the way for the construction of the two facilities during the term of barangay chairman Carolina Gaganting.
“We always say that many projects have been done, more are coming, the best is coming and this (barangay hall) is part of the best”, the mayor said. “We do not promise things but we just do things”.

Mayor Lobregat said similar barangay hall projects are also ongoing in other barangays such as Sinubong, Labuan and Putik. Numerous other barangay halls have already been completed and turned over. — Sheila Covarrubias