A total of P25.5 million in financial assistance was turned over by the Cebu Provincial Government to the Municipalities of Madridejos, Bantayan, and Santa Fe in Bantayan Island yesterday, November 26.
Governor Gwendolyn Garcia personally handed over the cheques to Mayor Salvador "Sally" de la Fuente of Madridejos, Mayor Arthur Despi of Bantayan, and Mayor Ithamar Espinosa.
Madridejos and Santa Fe each received P7.5 million while Bantayan got P10.5 million.
The amount is for the towns’ various infrastructure projects and the Suroy-Suroy Sugbo event.
Mayor Despi would have wanted to include roads in his infra projects, but Governor Garcia reiterated that all roads now are taken care of by the Capitol.
As soon as Despi received the amount in four cheques, elated municipal workers clapped and expressed their thanks to the governor.(Eleanor Valeros)