Representatives of the various civic organizations and volunteer groups attended yesterday’s information drive to report on the accomplishments and priority projects undertaken by the City Government and to derive suggestions from the participants on how to improve the delivery of basic social services and ensure sustainable development.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, along with the members of the City Council led by Vice-Mayor Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, updated the organizations, known for their high sense of civic-mindedness, generosity and genuine concern to uplift the quality of life of their fellowmen, of the various priority projects undertaken by the administration to include:
1. Construction of 2 concrete bridges (Taclobo-Bagacay in Colon and Batingue-Bagacay near the BIR
2. Construction of 2 multi-purpose buildings to serve as vocational schools
3. Construction of Satellite Hospital in Barangay Talay
4. Closure of the Candau-ay dumpsite last March 2021 and the establishment of a Central Materials Recovery Facility to house the pyrolysis machines and equipment that will turn garbage to useful byproducts
5. Completion of the Metro Dumaguete Diversion Road
6. Development of a People’s Park at Pantawan 2
7. Housing Project for Typhoon Sendong victims
8. Provision of setbacks/fencing in public schools to serve as additional parking space to minimize traffic congestion and ensure safety of the pupils and faculty
9. Construction of a Central Evacuation Center that can house hundreds of families during calamity
10. Construction of a satellite market and south bus terminal in Barangay Bajumpandan
The City Government is also readying the implementation of the Banilad-Mangnao flood control project with an initial budget of P 8 million subject to the appropriation of additional funds.
Mayor Remollo also discussed the concept and economic benefits if the proposed 174-hectare Smart City Project is pursued and answered the questions and concerns being raised for or against the project.
Councilors Michael Bandal, Lilani Ramon, Edgar Lentorio Jr., Manuel Sagarbarria, Manuel Patrimonio and Liga ng mga Barangay President Dionie Amores underscored their support to the administration’s priority projects.
Among the organizations represented in the meeting are Sidlakan Negros Eagles Club, Guardians GBI-TO, Negros Oriental PNP Retirees Association, Guardians GBI-NOI, Rotarians RCD, Guardians GBI-TUG HGNSI Reborn Chapter, Rotarians RCDE and Guardians Giant.