P13.78M city projects unveiled PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 March 2013 10:40

Mayor Celso Lobregat over the weekend spearheaded the inauguration and turnover of infrastructure projects in barangays Latuan, Buenavista and Sibulao in the east coast costing P13.78 million.

First, Mayor Lobregat together with Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, Councilors Myra Paz Abubakar, Rudy Lim, Nonong Guingona, Eddie Saavedra, Mike Alavar and Percival Ramos; City Engineer Luis Despalo, Jomar Lobregat and BG Guingona motored to Latuan to unveil P7M worth of road projects in Latuan—the 990 meter road in Sapa Moro that leads to Lunday and the 206-meter road in Pagsanjan.

“Rindi kita gracias con Mayor pate con el gobierno local cay ya dale canatun bonito camino,” said Arnel Bello, representing the barangay’s farming sector. “Desde antes, el di atun maga abuelo y ahora kita, ya dura kita tiempo sufri con el camino di atun. Ahora, ya dale canatun si mayor bonito camino.”

The mayor said many other projects are lined up not only for Latuan but other far-flung barangays but stressed that several factors delay the process.

From Latuan, the mayor’s group proceeded to the Buenavista Elementary School to turnover and unveil the P2.779 million covered court which the barangay and school can use for their various activities. In fact, a basketball game among Buenavista youths was held immediately after the turnover.

Coinciding with the covered court’s turnover, some 30 day care centers in Curuan District received 17 kiddie chairs and 5 tables each from the City through the City Social Welfare and Development Office.

From Buenavista, Mayor Lobregat took off  to Sibulao where he capped the day with the inauguration of the P4.1M Sibulao Barangay Hall.

In addition, the mayor reiterated his commitment to improve accessibility to Sibulao and to develop the Merloquet falls into a prime tourist attraction. “We have already gotten the donation of some of the land owners whose properties will be affected by the concreting of the road leading to the falls,” he revealed.

The three-in-one inaugurations proved that no barangay is too far under the Lobregat administration with projects being implemented. “Our projects are everywhere: the east coast, the west coast, within the 7-kilometer radius, the island barangays. Maskin na barangay serca ya na cielo, chene pa siempre kita maga proyekto,” the mayor said.

During the triple ceremonies, Mayor Lobregat also extended his appreciation to the City Council whose support proved to be advantageous to the implementation of infrastructure and other projects under his administration.

Barangay Chairpersons Rosita Macarandan (Latuan), Eugene Jumawan (Buenavista) and Pablo Ramos (Sibulao) were one in thanking the mayor for gifting their barangay with projects which will greatly help their respective constituents. — Claudine Uniana