Lobregat unveils P4.2 Talabaan barangay hall PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 May 2013 11:17

Barangay Talabaan in the east coast is the latest village to receive a barangay hall in line with the City Government’s massive infrastructure program.

Barangay Chairman Mario Araneta led Talabaan residents in receiving the two-storey barangay hall yesterday following inauguration ceremonies spearheaded by Mayor Celso Lobregat and Cong. Beng Climaco and other city officials.

Lobregat described the completion of the P4.2 million barangay hall as “un istorya de un amor’  ( a story of love) between the City Government and the barangay of Talabaan.

Both parties had their fair share of challenges in order to pursue the construction of the barangay hall. A lot had to be secured before construction could proceed, and it took at least three negotiations before a suitable lot was found.

Araneta accepted the new barangay hall “with immense gratitude”, acknowledging the efforts of Mayor Lobregat and the City Government. “This is a lasting legacy. El di amon suenio ya pursigi tambien,” said Araneta.

Aside from the barangay hall, Araneta said that he was also looking forward to the upcoming projects in their barangay, which includes a covered court and a day care center.

The Talabaan barangay hall is just one of the 3,833 projects undertaken by the City Government from 2007-2012. The projects, amounting to P5.4 billion, include the construction and rehabilitation barangay halls, school buildings, roads, slope protection, fire stations, police action centers, covered courts and many more.

Also present during the inauguration were Councilor Mike Alavar, City Engineer Luis Despalo and Jomar Lobregat, BG Guingona, Elong Natividad – aspirants from the administration line up for the upcoming elections. — Jasmine Mohammadsali