Ni Mary Jul Escalante
SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Mar. 17 (PIA) – Ubay-ubay nga mga proyekto ang giturn-over ug gibendisyunan didto sa Lungsod sa Alegria kagahapon nga adlaw, Marso 16, 2016.
Unang gibendisyunan ni Rev. Fr. Edito Alcala ang bag-ong Early Childhood Care and Development Center (ECCD) nagkantidad ug P3 milyones ug dayon ang Disaster and Rescue Equipment.
Ang maong okasyon gitambungan ni Gobernador Sol F. Matugas uban nila Board Member Melva Garcia, mga opisyales sa barangay ug lungsod nga gipanguluhan ni Mayor Dominador Esma ug uban pang mga bisita.
Pagkahuman sa blessing gipahigayon ang programa diin ubay ubay ang mga proyekto ang gitunol atol sa maong okasyon sama sa Flood Control Facilities para sa Brgy. Alipao, Evacuation Center sa Brgy. Anahaw, Drainage Canal ug Expansion sa Level II Water System para sa Brgy. Budlingin ug sa Brgy. Camp Eduard.
Samtang usa ka Evacuation Center ang nadawat sa Brgy. Julio Ouano, 400 LM Concrete Pathway sa Brgy. Ferlda, Improvement of Brgy. Hall sa Brgy. Gamuton, Drainage Canal ug Repair and Improvement of Brgy. Health Station sa Brgy. Ombong, Drainage Canal sa Brgy. Poblacion, Evacuation Center sa Brgy. Pongtud, Repair and Improvement of Brgy. Hall sa Brgy. San Juan ug Evacuation Center sa Brgy. San Pedro. (PGO-PIC)
A 60 million pesos worth of tourism development project in the Municipality of Alegria has already started on March 2015 by the JMT Construction.
Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator Edipolo Mosquito, Jr bared that the project entitled “Improvement/Construction of Junction National Road Leading to Lumondo Waterfalls and Eco Park Road” is a grant project under convergence fund from the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
“The project will be expected to develop one of the priority tourism sites of the town by improvement of road system with a total length of 3.03 kilometers from the junction national road to Alegria Integrated Transport Terminal toward Barangay Budlingin Lumondo Waterfalls and eco-park and to be completed within 150 calendar days,” said Mosquito.
Mosquito further revealed that such tourism development project proposal was packaged since 2012. They expect to have the project early in 2013 or 2014; however the DOT inform them that such budget was not included in the previous years’ appropriation act.
Meanwhile, the peoples of Barangay Ouano residing along the current provincial rough road are very happy with the inception of the project implementation since it will make them very accessible and comfortable of transportation soon free from lumpy and dusty road anymore once it will be completed. However, some are also sad especially those residence affected by the road improvement and widening. (Johny S. Natad)
A cave in barangay Budlingin is considered to be one of the tourism sites which will invite tourists to come in the municipality of Alegria.
Municipal Tourism Officer Rene Paña bared that the Budlingin cave is very interesting tourist spot in the town, however it needs to be assessed first with the help of some government line agencies like Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Department of Tourism (DOT). He revealed that the entire cave which was discovered long time ago has not yet officially and fully assessed.
“Some LGU officials have conducted pre-assessment on some parts of the cave entrance only but no one has had courage to find more on what are really inside the deepest part of the cave. That is why we will convene the municipal tourism council soon to discuss this matter and ask the DOT and the DENR to help us conduct complete assessment of the said cave,” said Paña.
Paña believed that there are more interesting views in the cave that local and foreign tourists will like most. The entrance chamber of the cave has seen beautiful limestone, stalagmites and stalactites. He even thought that there might be people are residing in the innermost part of cave and it might have also some exit points into the town of Bacuag.
According to MPDC Edipolo Mosquito, Jr., the cave known as Puting Bato Cave can be reach more or less 3 kilometers walking distance from the proper center of Barangay Budlingin. ₪ Johny Natad
By DON MANUELO O. PATRIMONIO
BUTUAN CITY – Vice Mayor Uldarico S. Uriarte of Alegria, Surigao del Norte was elected chair of the Vice Mayors League of the Philippines (VMLP- Caraga) on September 11, this year, here in the city.
The election was overseen by the VMLP COMELEC, composed of DILG Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion, as chair and three vice mayors selected by the regional assembly.
The Certificate of Canvass showed that candidates for the 10 posts were uncontested, and that of the 53 registered vice mayors only one was needed per position to elect a winner.
Also elected were Vice Chair Ruel D. Momo (Tandag, SdS); Secretary General Angelo Victor S. Calo (Butuan City); PROs Fea Teepfanez G. Rodriguez (Placer, SdN), Charles P. Anggayong (Bayugan City, AdS) and Veronico G. Solloso (Gen. Luna, SdN); and Directors Joey S. Pama (Barobo, SdS), Rodolfo B. Bosque (Talacogon, AdS), Wilfredo T. Taglucop (Carmen), Glivero M. Monton Jr (Jabonga, AdN) and Romeo B. Villarosa Jr. (Libjo, PDI).
Vice Mayor Willy Villegas of Sulop, Davao del Sur, who was present during the election, spoke on behalf of VMLP National President and Manila City Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso.
Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante Jr. of the host city of Butuan welcomed the participants.
The newly elected VMLP regional officers will take a three-year term —coterminous with their stints as vice mayors of their respective cities or municipalities. (Don Manuelo O. Patrimonio, DILG XIII/asf).