Sogod mayor Lissa Marie Durano-Estreegan gratefully expressed how the Cebu Provincial Government has helped all the barangays of the said town for implementation of various projects.
“The Governor has given P100,000.00 for each barangay for the implementation of the priority projects,” shared Mayor Durano.
She added that Capitol has covered most of Sogod’s barangays in giving financial assistances.
These funds have been downloaded directly to the barangay.
At the onset of the present administration, Cebu Governor Hilario P. Davide III and Vice Governor Agnes Magpale have focused their plans and programs to address the needs of Cebuanos starting from the barangay level.
“I think it’s a very good gesture on the part of the Provincial Government because it shows that the Capitol has trust in the barangay and the local government unit,” expressed Mayor Durano.
“This also hastens the implementation of the projects and people would evidently see the works of the government,” she added.
The projects assisted by the Cebu Provincial Government in Sogod town include construction of the town’s legislative building with P3 million financial assistance; P1 million cash assistance for each road concreting project in Barangays Kansuhan, Cabangahan, Ampongol, Bawo, and Mohon; and P1.5 million assistance for road construction in Barangay Damolog; among many others.
The Provincial Capitol also downloaded P1.8 million to Barangay Poblacion last October for the concreting of the 200-meter Menchavez St. leading to the barangay hall, town plaza and public market.
Davide, with Provincial Board Members Jude Sybico and Miguel Magpale, also led the inauguration of the recently completed Level 3 waterworks system in Barangay Pansoy.
Capitol gave P3.5 million for the said project.
Sogod municipal engineer Rodney Menchavez said all water systems constructed in the town are in Level 3 wherein water supply reaches each household.
The Provincial Capitol also gave P1.5 million for the construction of a drainage system in Barangay Kalumbuyan, shared Menchavez.
He said that before, without proper drainage system, Kalumbuyan residents were attacked by dengue mosquitoes raising the number of dengue cases in Sogod.
Today, a proper drainage system is in place wherein stagnant waters are being flowed out to the sea, he added. (Lianne Llesol)