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2009/09/18

Sarangani barangay gets P500,000 assistance from province

By Joy Sevilla

Alabel, Sarangani (18 September) -- Officials of barangay Poblacion in Alabel accepted a check worth P500,000 from the provincial government as a supplement for the completion of a two-storey barangay hall during the culmination activity of the 53rd Araw ng Poblacion on Thursday (September 17).

The barangay hall, which costs P3.5 million, started construction in 2008 and was targeted to be completed in November this year.

Barangay Captain Florentina Salarda said the amount from the provincial government will be used for the construction of the building's second floor.

"It costs P3.5 million. We are grateful to those who became instruments for the completion of our new barangay hall. The building is composed of six rooms and every room is spacious," Salarda said.

She added that financial assistance from Congressman Erwin Chiongbian, the municipal government of Alabel through Mayor Corazon Grafilo, and Bayan Muna, have been very useful for the construction of the building's first phase.

Governor Migs Dominguez, on the other hand, said barangay Poblacion is awarded and recognized by the local government as the "most functional barangay" and Salarda as an "outstanding barangay captain."

He stressed in his speech that true leaders are for the development of the community. He also said children should be trained and taught good values not only at home, but most specially at school where these students spend most of their time.

"Sa bahay, mga magulang, at least isang oras lang maturuan ninyo ang inyong mga anak. Sabi nga ni Rizal, ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan, pero kahit bata pa, pwede naman maging leader," the governor said.

Vice Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon likewise lauded the officials of barangay Poblacion, adding that the provincial government always supports the activities of the barangay because it is for the development of the community.

"We congratulate you for the good work, for working double time to make barangay Poblacion an example. Natutuwa kami na natupad ang hangarin ninyo na maging showcase sa ibang barangay," Solon said. (PIO Sarangani/PIA SarGen) [top]

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