P1.9M Cacao barangay hall unveiled PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 14:20

The far flung barangay of Cacao in the east coast now sports a new barangay hall which is expected to accelerate and improve delivery of services to the people.

Mayor Celso Lobregat  officially turned over the project to the barangay residents headed by Chairman Rito de la Cruz, who expressed delight to the gift—an imposing edifice which will henceforth be used for all barangay transactions and activities.

Costing P1.966 million, the project is originally entitled construction and improvement of the multi-purpose hall of Cacao undertaken by the Sky-J Construction firm.

Lobregat along with Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, Councilors Myra Paz Abubakar, Eddie Saavedra, Percival Ramos and VP Elago together with guests former Councilor Elong Natividad, former City Social Welfare Officer Francisco Barredo, FEBARKAZA president Arturo Onrubia, Homeowners’ and People’s Organization Federation president Violeta Alejandro and young entrepreneur BG Guingona trekked the rugged and rough road to Cacao to unveil the project. Also present were City Engineer Luis Despalo, Manicahan Parish Priest Serge de la Noche, other barangay officials and other guests.

The grateful de la Cruz said the new barangay hall will bring about convenience and comfort among residents who will transact business with the barangay government.
He vowed to make use of the facility properly and appropriately and to take care of the same to ensure prolonged use.

De la Cruz hailed Lobregat and the members of the City Council headed by Vice Mayor Iturralde for constantly paying attention and concern to the needs of the barangay folks.

Last June 8, Lobregat and Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) executives also motored to Cacao to break ground for the P6.9 million water system project, notwithstanding the heavy downpour.

The project, which involves the laying of pipes of a 9-kilometer stretch area, will benefit the residents of barangays Cacao, Lapakan and Cabaluay.

The project is jointly undertaken by the ZCWD and the city government with the latter contributing P2.63 million for the pipes.

Meanwhile, the Cacao barangay hall is the second facility to be turned over 2 weeks’ time. Last Dec. 3, the city unveiled and turned over the 2-storey barangay hall in Labuan, which also received a fire station and a center for the elderly located inside a government complex. On Thursday, the Baluno barangay hall will also be inaugurated.

Under construction are the barangay halls in Salaan, Pasobolong, Mampang and Tictapul to name a few. — Sheila Covarrubias