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Capitol infra projects continue despite Covid-19 
By: Mylen Manto | Published Monday, August 31, 2020
Even with the Covid-19 crisis, Gov. Gwen Garcia assured Cebuanos that the infrastructure projects set by the Cebu Provincial Government to implement this year will continue. (Tonee Despojo)

“Kwarta sa katawhan ibalik sa katawhan pinaagi sa serbisyo, pinaagi niining atong mga imprastraktura.”

So said Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Saturday, August 29, during the inauguration and ribbon cutting of road concreting and improvement project of Poblacion Poro Road Section (Western Poblacion-Adela-Daan Paz) Phase 1.

Road concreting and rehabilitation projects are among the governor's priority projects. 

Garcia said that despite the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, the infrastructure projects across the Province of Cebu did not stop.

In fact, no realignment of infrastructure budget was being made. A total of P191,219,440 worth of road concreting projects and P30.8 million worth of water system projects are set for Camotes Islands, the governor said.

“Bisan pa sa kadaghan nga suliran nga giatubang tungod sa Covid-19 niingon ko dili mahimo nga undangon ang mga proyekto, kinahanglan magpadayon gyud ang atong imprastraktura kay kanang dan, kanang tubig, kanang tulay dugay na kay na gihuwat sa mga tawo og dako kaayo nang epekto sa ilang kinabuhi og panginabuhi,” she said.

The governor also announced that a groundbreaking ceremony was also done for a P55 million road concreting project of Poblacion Poro Road Section Phase II on the same day.

Garcia said the Province will continue the concreting works as counterpart to the P12.5 million road project of 5th District congressman Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco in Barangay Eastern Poblacion to Barangay Altavista, Poro town.

“Unya duna sad tay ipuno sa gi groundbreaking ganina national budget kini, ubos sa paninguha ni Duke. Sumpayan ta aron muabot na gyud gikan sa Eastern Poblacion ngadto sa Altavista,” she said.

Water problem

Garcia also committed the Capitol’s help in addressing the water system problem in Poro town.

“Unahon nako ang Poro. Mangutang man unta ang Poro, unya nagtan-aw ko kaluoy sad magsige mog gahin sa inyung IRA (Internal Revenue Allotment) para ibayad sa inyong utang, unya apil naman gyud ni sa akong priyoridad kaning tubig. Mao na, imbis mangutang ang Poro og kapin P50 milyones para sa ilang water system, niingun ko tugoti og di mo masuko mayor, vice-mayor, atong mga SB members, ug kapitan og di mo masuko, musugot mo Kapitolyo nay mugasto ayaw nalang mo pangutang,” she said.

Garcia said three big barangays of Poro will compose the phase 1 of the water works and the rest of the barangays will be in the second phase. 

“Two phase ni nato buhaton. Apan karon nga tuiga masugdan na tingali, by end of September ma bidding nani, level 3 waterworks system. Level 3 gyud ni, gripo sa matag balay, shower sa matag banyo,” she said. 

The governor also shared that the waterworks project in Pilar town is ongoing while the one in Tudela is pending request.

The Province will also step in the water system project in San Francisco wherein a water source needs to be developed.

“Ang San Francisco ila sa daw i-develop ang source, apan tugoti sad ang Probinsya musulod aron sa pagtabang, level 3 water system, gripo gyud sa matag balay, shower sa matag banyo, metro sa matag panimalay,” she stated.

Garcia said the continuation of the recently inaugurated road concreting project in Tudela which stretches from Barangay North Poblacion to Barangay Puertobello has already been awarded and soon to start.

There is also an ongoing post qualification for the road concreting in San Francisco, Garcia added. (Mylen Manto)