15 more barangays get 4x4 C.E.L.S.O vehicles PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 July 2012 13:57

Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday afternoon turned over 15 pick-up type vehicles to the barangays in the east coast as the city government intensified its Community, Environment, Livelihood, Security and Order (C.E.L.S.O) program in the villages

The latest recipients of the city’s 4x4 vehicles are barangays Bolong, Bunguiao, Cabaluay, Cacao, Calabasa, Guisao, Latuan, Lumbangan, Mercedes, Quiniput, Talabaan, Talon-Talon, Tugbungan, Victoria and Zambowood.

The distribution was done amid the drizzles in front of City Hall in the presence of the beneficiary barangay officials and other city officials to include Councilors Percival Ramos, Abdurahman Nuño and Rudy Lim together with City Hall Chief Executive Assistant Mario Roca, Executive Assistants Amilpasa “Caloy” Bandaying, Joselito Paragas and Jomar Lobregat.

In his message, Lobregat urged the barangay chairmen to take care of the vehicles and use them for the community, protection of the environment, livelihood for the people, maintenance of security and order in the barangay.

Lobregat started the distribution of 4x4 vehicles to the barangays sometime in April this year. Since then, 29 mainland barangays have already received their pick-up vehicles. These were (first batch) barangays Taluksangay, Sibulao, Tolosa, Tagasilay, Mampang, Mangusu and Lansone; (second batch) Vitali, Licomo, Tictapul and Tigbalabag; (4th batch) Dulian-Upper Bunguiao, Boalan and Culianan.

The chief executive said all 90 mainland barangays of the city will receive the pick-up vehicles, while the eight island barangays will receive a multicab and pumpboat each in a bid to hasten mobility and ultimately accelerate public service in the barangays.

Each 4x4 vehicle costs the city government P997,500 while the multicab and pumpboat cost P290,000 and P150,000 each, respectively. Funding for the purchase of the transportation facilities is taken from the 2011 and 2012 budgets of the city. — Vic Larato