Celso unveils Landang Laum barangay hall PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 March 2011 15:04

Mayor Celso Lobregat will inaugurate and turnover the newly-constructed barangay hall in Landang Laum, one of the island barangays in Sacol.

Considered as the first of its kind in the island barangays, the Landang Laum barangay hall incorporates the signature architectural design of the Lobregat administration and costs P2.6 million.
Landang Laum barangay chair Husni Arabbasa will lead barangay officials and residents in formally accepting the project.

With the newly-constructed barangay hall, delivery of basic social services and governance in the island village are expected to be improved and enhanced. It is in the barangay hall where people could converge and talk or air issues and concerns about their village. It is also the place where social services are delivered.

Landang Laum is the second Muslim-dominated barangay to receive such an infrastructure project since January this year. The first was barangay Mariki.

Since he assumed as mayor of Zamboanga, Lobregat has implemented numerous projects and programs in Muslim dominated barangays and coastal areas. These programs form 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.

Expected to join the mayor during the inauguration and turn over of the project are Councilor Abdurahman Nuno, chair of the League of Barangays, City Engineer Luis Despalo, the private contractor, City Hall executive assistant on Muslim Affairs Amilpasa Bandaying and several others. — Sheila Covarrubias