PGMA inaugurates P3.5-M public market in Taraka
by Apipa Bagumbaran
Taraka, Lanao del Sur (18 February) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo inaugurated yesterday the Taraka Public Market, a project designed to promote efficient delivery of goods to the town's residents.
From Masiu town, the President motored here where local residents and school children lined the street as they waved flags to express their joy of seeing her.
Upon arriving at the public market in brgy. Masulun Pitakas, she led the cutting of the ceremonial ribbon signalling the formal opening of the public market.
Taraka Mayor Amenodin Sumagayan said the P3.5- million public market completed December 19 of last year was jointly funded by the national and local government unit.
The local government of Taraka put up P1.5 -million counterpart for the project while the P2.0-million was funded through the President's Social Fund, he said.
Assisting the President in the ribbon cutting were Taraka Mayor Sumagayan, Lanao del Sur 1st District Representative Faysah Dumarpa, ARMM Gov. Ansarrudin Adiong, Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr, and Agrarian Reform Secretary Nasser Pangandaman Jr. (PIA-Marawi City) [top]