Tagum City – The city continues its advocacy towards development in the infrastructure, transportation, and communication section as officials and employees led by Mayor Allan L. Rellon inaugurated multi-million national and locally funded projects this month.
More than 40 million pesos-worth of facilities are now operational following a series of blessings and inaugurations which started last September 15 in Barangay Apokon and Visayan Village. The first leg of the activity in these areas amounted to 8.8 million pesos. Most of the developments are made in the Energy Park and residential areas.
The second round of the activity happened in Barangays Liboganon, San Isidro, Madaum, Canocotan, San Miguel, and Magugpo South. 8.1 million pesos is the allotted budget for the projects in the said barangays which are mostly drainage systems, concreting of roads, lighting facilities, parks and plazas, multi-purpose buildings, and the likes.
Lastly, funded by the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) and the local government unit of Tagum, three main projects located at the City Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office compound were visited by 1st District Congressman Pantaleon Alvarez, Mayor Allan Rellon, Regional Director of Bureau of Fire Region XI SSUPT Fred L. Trajeras Jr., city officials, and city employees.
These projects are the construction of the Bureau of Fire Protection 3-storey building (19 million), rehabilitation of the multi-purpose pavement (5 million pesos), and development of the evacuation center (4.5 million pesos).
In an interview, Mayor Rellon declared his determination in giving quality public service in the midst of COVID-19.
“Kahit may pandemya tayo hindi ito magiging hindrance sa ating mga public services although we will follow all the protocols. We will not stop, we will not go backward but we will move forward. Kahit hindi kasing bilis na wala pang COVID-19 ang imporatante araw-araw tayong may ginagawa because that is our mandate.”
“Even though we’re in the middle of the pandemic, this won’t be a hindrance in delivering public service. We will follow all the protocols, we will not stop, we will not go backward but instead we will move forward. Our work may not be as fast as before but at least we do something every day because this is our mandate.”
Meanwhile, the 5th floor of the new city hall opened as well last September 15. It has three functions; office of the City Mayor’s – IT Unit, Public Safety and Security Command Center, and a conference room. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum
Mayor Allan L. Rellon, together with city officials and employees, leads the blessing of locally funded projects around the city ranging from the rural to urban areas. These projects amounted to almost 17 million pesos. Ronnie Miguel/CIO Tagum
The Department of Public Works and Highway in partnership with the local government unit of Tagum developed the evacuation center located at the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office at barangay Canocotan. At the same time, 1st District Congressman Pantaleon Alvarez, Mayor Allan Rellon, and Regional Director of Bureau of Fire Region XI SSUPT Fred L Trajeras Jr., city officials, and some employees witnessed the blessing of the Bureau of Fire Protection building and multi-purpose pavement both located in the compound. Vinz Davo/CIO Tagum