54 mainland barangays now have pick-up vehicles PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 14:10

At least 54 of 90 barangays on the mainland of the City have already received the 4x4 pick-up vehicles for the implementation of Community, Environment, Livelihood, Security and Order programs of the city government under Mayor Celso Lobregat.

This, after Mayor Lobregat turned over anew yesterday nine C.E.L.S.O vehicles to barangays Pasonanca, Dulian-Pasonanca, Sta. Maria, Sto. Nino, San Jose Gusu, Sinubong, all of District 1; Curuan, Lumayang and Tetuan, all of District 2.

Yesterday’s turnover was witnessed by Congressman Sonny Angara of Aurora Province, who commended Lobregat for providing the barangays with 4x4 vehicles, which no other local government units in the country even his province can do.

Also present aside from the barangay officials concerned were Councilors Lilia Nuño, Percival Ramos, Rudy Lim and Jimmy Cabato together with Jomar Lobregat and City Hall Chief Executive Assistant Mario Roca.

Barangays that already received the 4x4 vehicles were Taluksangay, Sibulao, Tolosa, Tagasilay, Mampang, Mangusu, Lansones, Vitali, Licomo, Tictapul, Tigbalabag, Dulian-Upper Bunguiao, Boalan, Culianan, Bolong, Bunguiao, Cabaluay, Cacao, Calabasa, Guisao, Latuan, Lumbangan, Mercedes, Quiniput, Talabaan, Talon-Talon, Tugbungan, Victoria, Zambowood, Guiwan, Lamisahan, Putik, Divisoria, Lunzuran and Pasobolong— all from District 2.

Barangays Ayala, Baliwasan, Baluno, Cabatangan, Camino Nuevo, Canelar, Capisan, La Paz, Maasin and Patalon, all under District 1, received their vehicles Wednesday last week.

The 36 remaining barangays including those on the island will receive the vehicles in the coming days.

Under the C.E.L.S.O. program, all 90 mainland barangays of the city will receive the pick-up vehicles, while the eight island barangays will receive a multicab and a pumpboat each in a bid to hasten mobility and ultimately accelerate public service for the Community, Environment, Livelihood, Security and Order (acronymed CELSO) 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. Funds for the purchase of the transportation facilities are taken from the 2011 and 2012 budgets of the city. — Vic Larato