Brgy officials thank Celso for projects PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 11:55

Great jubilation marked the faces of barangay officials and residents of Malagutay and Maasin yesterday, as the City Government turned over infrastructure projects that are expected to help improve delivery of service to the people.

Barangay Chairmen Allan de Guzman and Misael Bernardo of Malagutay and Maasin, respectively, expressed gratitude to the City Government led by Mayor Beng Climaco and most especially to former mayor and now District 1 Representative Celso Lobregat for initiating the project and for allocating funds for the construction of a barangay hall each in their villages.

The rehabilitated barangay hall of Maasin is worth P2.099 million while the Malagutay barangay hall is newly-constructed and is worth P4.499 million.

The barangay halls unveiled yesterday were only two of the four projects—all worth almost P34 million turned over to the barangays by Mayor Climaco, Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde and other City Officials.

While Lobregat was not present during the inauguration of the projects due to a prior appointment at the House of Representatives, both de Guzman and Bernardo cited the former mayor for initiating the project.

Mayor Climaco, in a text message to the congressman said “We have turn overs in barangay Malagutay, Maasin, Ayala and Tulungatung. The barangay officials are looking and thankful of you”.

The projects turned over formed part of the billions worth of projects initiated and implemented during Lobregat’s 9-year term  as mayor of the city.

The improvement of the brangay hall at Maasin started on Dec. 20, 2012 and was undertaken by the Theta Construction. The Malagutay barangay hall on the other hand, commenced June 3, 2013 and was undertaken by the ABJ Contractor Services.

Prior to the construction of the barangay hall in Malagutay, the City Government, then under Lobregat saw to it that the lot where it is constructed is legally owned by the local government. The lot covering 1,500 square meters was acquired by the city at a cost of P975,000. — Phillip Abuy