P1.8 million worth of projects due for turnover in Anahawan
By Bong Pedalino
Anahawan, Southern Leyte (June 8) -- Close to two million worth of infrastructure projects, with sizeable fund counterpart from Gov. Mercado, including a garbage compactor, are set to be turned-over here this week before the observance of the town's annual fiesta on June 13.
This was learned from Town Mayor Roberto Loquinte, who spoke with PIA shortly before the start of the PDC meeting last week at RK Kangleon Function House in Maasin City.
Loquinte identified these projects as the new municipal legislative building, new terminal building, and new garbage compactor.
The legislative building was constructed at a cost of P500,000, and the Governor's counterpart for this was P300,000, while the new terminal was built for P800,000, with P500,000 as the Governor's share, Loquinte said.
The new terminal is now earning P600 to P800 daily, he added.
For the garbage compactor, it cost P 500,000, wherein P 300,000 came from Gov. Mercado, and the P 200,000 from local funds, sourced from the Economic Development Fund (EDF), as with the two infra projects earlier mentioned.
Mayor Loquinte revealed that he had transformed the former waiting shed into the new Municipal Police Station, and required the personnel manning there to be always in uniform.
He said he had also refurbished two offices, the Municipal Treasurer's Office (MTO) and the Post Office for a better image and for better service.
The municipality of Anahawan is receiving an annual Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) share in the amount of P 21 Million, Mayor Loquinte further said. (PIA-Southern Leyte) [top]