CORTES, Bohol Mayor Roberto Tabanera bared that Cortesanons will have their own new municipal building worth PhP31 million. The town’s municipal hall bore marks of destruction all over as a result of the earthquake last year, he said in an exclusive ineterview last week at said destroyed building where he still holds office. Mayor Tabanera said that the new planned municipal building is to be constructed in barangay Malayo Norte with the assurance of the fund and a
half of a hectare lot courtesy of the provincial government. He sincerely thanked Gov. Edgar Chatto for the lot donation.
The site intended for the new municipal building is just a stone throw away from where the new DOH-sponsored new hospital buildings to be constructed
to replace the dilapidated old Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in the city. But the old municipal building will still be rehabilitated for other use, which could house the tourism office and others, the mayor’s said. In the same vein, Mayor Tabanera said that recovery efforts still continues though in slow pace like the construction fo new houses to the victims.
Aside from government assistance, he also appreciated the help of Latter Day Saints who extended assistance to the tune of about PhP10 milllion worth of materials for the construction of new dwellings of the victims. He also made mention and thanked the Japanese government through Save The Children, one of the international humanitarian NGO that also extended help of some PhP10 million for the same purpose.
He also bared some development coming his way, such as the water system project with funding of PhP65 million coutrtesy of national government. The said fund, he said, is being included in the General Appropriaitons Act for 2015 as approved by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and
another PhP100,000 for each barangay under the recovery program and PhP650,000 for repair of the town?s amphitheatre located beside the old municipal edifice.
Aside from these, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)also poured PhP20.5 million for construction of partially damaged houses in his town, Mayor Tabanera said, saying he also thanked his fellow officials and the people for their cooperation to rebuild this town. (RVO)