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Gov. Marañon Gives P2.3M Worth of Projects to Third District Barangays

Gov. Marañon Gives P2.3M Worth of Projects to Third District Barangays

Gov. Alfredo G. Maranon, Jr. (4th from right) with the barangay captains of the different barangays in the Third District of the province, during the turnover of checks for government projects, held in Talisay City, Monday. /Capitol photo

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. turned over checks worth a total of P2,323,700 to the 16 barangays of the cities of Silay, Talisay and Victorias, and the Municipality of E.B. Magalona.

The barangay captains personally received the checks from Gov. Marañon in a turn over ceremony held in Talisay City, Monday.

In Silay City, nine barangays namely, Brgy. I, III, Bagtic, Balaring, E. Lopez, Patag, Guimbalaon, Guinhalaran, and Rizal received P150,000 each for the infrastructure project, declogging of drainage system, rehabilitation of drainage canals, and purchase of assorted medicines, while Brgy. Hawaiian received P100,000 for its Solid Waste Management Program.

In Talisay City, Brgys. Zone 6 and Zone 7 received P250,000 and P100,000 respectively, for the improvement of their drainage systems.

In Victorias City, Brgy. IX received P100,000 for the construction of footwalk, Brgy. XIX-A received P130,000 for the waste disposal project, and Brgy. XXI received P200,000 for the improvement of Day Care Center; while Brgy. III, E.B. Magalona received P93,700 for the construction of a 100-meter drainage. /Capitol News

Capitol, OPAPP Build ‘Peace Road’

Capitol, OPAPP Build 'Peace Road'Capitol, OPAPP Build 'Peace Road'

(Left photo) Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. and First District Board Member Nehemias Dela Cruz, Sr. (3rd and 5th from left) lead in the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Cambayobo-Magticol farm-to-market road (right photo) located at the boundary of Brgy. Cambayobo, Municipality of Calatrava and Brgy. Magticol, Municipality of Toboso, yesterday. /Capitol photos

CALATRAVA – A farm-to-market road linking two hinterland barangays in Calatrava and Toboso towns will soon pave the way for easy transport of agricultural produce, lower delivery cost of goods and give residents access to public transportation.

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Maranon, Jr. yesterday led government officials and private sector representatives that included, among others, Roy Bautista of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process; First District Board Member Nehemias de la Cruz, former Mayor Fernando Leonor of Calatrava and Richard Jaojoco, of Toboso and private sector representatives Joemarie Valmayor and Dick Decatoria, as well as Provincial Planning and Development Officer Marlin Sanogal, at the ground-breaking rites for the P8 million project amid the morning rains.

Implemented by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist headed by Engr. Igmedio Tabianan, the farm-to-market road, which will benefit more than 4,000 residents of Cambayobo, an upland village in Calatrava, and Barangay Magticol in the Toboso side, received a P7.5 million from the OPAPP.

The provincial government has set aside a P500,000 counterpart, OPA’s Albert Barogo said.

“We are being blessed today. A new road will soon link our barangays that’s why we all have a stake here; to protect our gains and see to it the immediate completion of the project that will bring about increased trade and other economic activities among local farmers,” Maranon said.

Bautista, on the other hand, cited the synergy among local officials and thanked the provincial government for its steadfast commitment to pursue peace efforts in the countryside.

“This Cambayobo-Magticol link can be aptly referred to as road to peace and progress. Our office has been working on similar initiatives: building more roads to peace that will redound to community growth,” Bautista added.

With the peace agreement, the provincial government has signed previously two Memoranda of Agreement with the OPAPP that will provide about P114 million for similar peace and development undertakings, Sanogal explained.

Of the agency’s commitment, about P27.3 million so far had already been downloaded to the provincial government coffers, she added. /Capitol News

Librarians from Different LGUs Receive Books from Provincial Library

Librarians from Different LGUs Receive Books from Provincial Library

Public librarians from the different cities and municipalities of the province received historical books donated by the Negros Occidental Provincial Library headed by Joyce Deloso, during their monthly meeting held in Victorias City. /lib photo