Celso gifts Landang Laum P2.6 million barangay hall PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 March 2011 16:11

In a bid to accelerate delivery of social services and improve barangay governance, Mayor Celso Lobregat pursues without let up his infrastructure program not only in the mainland but in island barangays.

Landang Laum, some 20 minutes by boat away from Taluksangay, will be the latest recipient of a newly-constructed barangay hall which incorporates the signature architectural design of the Lobregat administration.

Costing P2.6 million, the Landang Laum barangay hall is the first of its kind in the island barangays.
City Hall executive assistant on Muslim Affairs Amilpasa Bandaying said similar projects are also on the pipeline for other island barangays. He said the barangay hall project in Tumalutab has already commenced while the project for Tictabon is up for bidding.

Bandaying said the construction of the barangay hall in Landang Laum was done through the benevolence of Mayor Lobregat as his legacy to the people in Landang Laum in particular and the islanders in general.

He stressed that the implementation of the project and other significant projects in the island barangays and Muslim dominated villages in the city forms part of the present administration’s effort to promote Muslim-Christian relationship in the city.

Last January, Mayor Lobregat led city officials in turning over P4.6 million worth of projects to barangay Mariki that included a barangay hall, a multi-purpose center and concrete catwalk. A school building which is part of the city’s massive school building program is also underway for the benefit of the young children of Mariki.

In Busay, the mayor has also instructed the construction of a lying in clinic in line with the city’s accelerated health services.

From 2008-2010, the Lobregat administration has implemented 2, 101 projects worth P2.6 billion that included roads, flood control projects, bridges, school buildings, barangay halls, office buildings, development of parks and gardens, water system projects, covered courts and site development and other structures.

Included under barangay halls are day care centers, health centers and hospitals. The building of such infrastructures is geared towards the outward expansion and development of new growth centers which is part of the city’s development strategy in the City Development Strategy and the 17-point agenda of the Lobregat administration. Construcion of such infrastructures is expected to bring about better, more effective and more efficient delivery of basic services. — Sheila Covarrubias