Asuncion LGU to loan P35M for barangay dumptrucks

aug 22, 2014

Asuncion, Davao del Norte Mayor Joseph Nilo Parreñas has bared that he is currently seeking a P35-million loan from the Land Bank of the Philippines to fund for the acquisition of 20 units of dumptrucks to be given to all barangays in his town.

“The dumptrucks would decongest us in meeting  the frequent requests of the barangays for transportation need every now and then,” he said.

“Barangays would be empowered when the municipality downloads its responsibility and authority to them. It can make them less dependent to us,” the mayor added.
 
He said the incoming dumptrucks would be given to barangays for their economic enterprise as these could be made additional source of barangay income from multiple purposes like transport of people during weddings and burials, sand, gravel and earth for barangay road and individual home improvement and others.
 
The mayor also bared that the town officials and Solazone company are now in the proposal stage on the latter’s offer to provide an 18-kilowatt solar power system which accordingly could suffice to meet the power requirements of the municipal hall and even the street lightings of the poblacion. 
 
“That would have a big impact to our savings. We would ask clearance from Daneco on this once we decide,”  he said.
Parreñas has laid down big projects for the town during his three terms including the P18-million new municipal hall, new terminal, other public buildings and farm-to-market roads alongside giving poverty-alleviation programs and services.     
 
He doesn’t hide his profuse appreciation to the administration of President Aquino saying that it’s only during PNoy’s time that various national government agencies poured a total of more than P700 million to his municipality “unlike before nga halos di ta kakuha ug P1 million worth of project.”
 
As he actively supported the water district, there is an ongoing laying down of mainline pipes in 10-kilometer length to a water source in an upland barangay in the P30-million LWUA-assisted water upgrading project. 
 
Construction of three new bridges destroyed by typhoons is also underway in DPWH’s projects worth a total of P160 million.
“In Asuncion alone, more than P6 million is given to the beneficires of 4 Ps’(Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program),” he said, thanking big President PNoy. (Rural Urban News/Cha Monforte)
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