Residents of the mountain villages of Tuburan will no longer have to worry about the rainy season.
This after the Cebu Provincial Government completed the road concreting project that serves as an alternate route in one of the town’s barangays.
The P4-million road project in Barangay Manga connects the two sitios of Tipoo and Gimamaa.
Initially intended as part of the farm-to-market road project, it inadvertently serves as a second route for mountain folks during a downpour when a portion of these sitio roads becomes impassable due to the rise of water level in Langoyon River.
“Lipay mi na sementado na ni kay diri mo agi ang mga tawo panahon sa ting-uwan,” said Andi Mantiquilla, former head of the town’s disaster office.
Mantiquilla said residents, especially farmers, experienced a hard time walking along the rigid path of these sitio roads and commuters would have to contend with a slippery pathway during heavy rains, making the trail a dangerous route.
P20-M infra projects
The road concreting of Barangay Manga is one of the three infrastructure projects, totaling P20 million, that top Capitol officials had inaugurated in Tuburan on Wednesday.
Governor Hilario P. Davide III and Vice Governor Agnes A. Magpale graced the inauguration ceremony of the P15 million road that connects the two barangays of Alegria and Cabangcalan.
The Alegria-Cabangcalan freeway stretches to 1.5 kilometers.
Farm-to-market road agendum fulfills its purpose by easing the transport of farm products from upland barangays going to the town center.
The development agenda of Davide aims at harnessing the potentials of the countryside by building strategic road networks used regularly by farmers and the poor.
Moreover, Davide and Magpale also led the inauguration of the P2.5 million multi-purpose center in Barangay Putat where the province contributed P1 million for its construction.
“Dili matukib ang among kalipay nga naangkon namo ang dugay na
kaayong gipangandoy na multi-purpose center,” Putat village chief Rodel de la Cerna said.
For his part, Davide assured that the provincial government would always support projects that would benefit the people.
Davide ended the day in Barili town where he was joined by Provincial Agriculturist Roldan Saragena, Reynaldo Comia of University of the Philippines-Los Baños and Mayor Marlon Garcia in the graduation rites of the farmer-scientist training program (FSTP). (Kelvin Cañizares)