Brgy hall, health center unveiled in Brgy Salaan PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 June 2013 13:55

Salaan is the latest recipient of the City Government’s massive infrastructure program, as Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday spearheaded the turnover of the barangay hall and health center worth a total of P6.3 million.

The P4.2 million barangay hall incorporates the trademark architectural design that is reflective of the city’s colorful and rich history and culture. It is one of the numerous newly constructed barangay halls turned over since January this year that included Pasobolong, Lumayang, Guisao, Lubigan, Talabaan and Tigbalabag among others.

The mayor was accompanied by Councilors Mike Alavar and Eddie Saavedra, Councilor-elect BG Guingona, City Health officer Dr. Rodel Agbulos, City Engineer Luis Despalo and City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Rey Gonzales.

Barangay chairman Regalado Faustino  expressed profound gratitude to Mayor Lobregat and the City Government for the funds infused for various projects in his barangay.

“We assure you mayor that this barangay hall and health and wellness center will be functional for the benefit of the residents of the area”, Faustino declared in chabacano.

Lobregat said the two projects turned over yesterday bring the total worth of projects implemented in Salaan from 2012 to present to over P135 million. These projects include the ongoing P65 million sanitary landfill project.

“Ansina kita ta dale prayoridad con el maga barangay,” the mayor said stressing that such support and assistance to the barangay sector covers the entire 98 barangays in the city—both the mainland and the island villages.

The P2.1 million health and wellness center on the other hand, according to City  Health Officer Rodel Agbulos will serve the health needs of the constituents in the area. With the new facility comes new equipment and sufficient medicines and ultimately improved services.

From 2007 to 2012, a total of 33 barangay halls with a total cost of P116.46 million have been constructed while 17 others were rehabilitated/ reconstructed and improved with a total cost of P18.05 million.

In 2004, the barangay halls of Lunzuran and Sta. Catalina were constructed with a total cost of P6 million. In 2012 constructed were barangay halls in Labuan, Tumaga, Dulian-Upper Bunguiao, San Roque, Baluno, Cabatangan, Sinubong, Putik, Buenavista, Tictabon and rehabilitated facilities in Mercedes and Cacao. — Sheila Covarrubias