DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur (Nov. 4) – The provincial government here recently turned over a two-storey barangay hall project worth P3.5 million to Barangay Aplaya in Digos City.
The barangay hall was built to provide convenience and with its modern components, it would accommodate constituents in many different ways with less efforts and expenditures.
Governor Claude Bautista has shared commitments with the barangay officials as valuable partners to this large scale project.
Gov. Bautista said the newly turned-over barangay hall serves as a symbol and as a reminder to everyone that strong governance emanates from the people that is united and essential for a great leadership.
The Governor emphasized the responsibility of elected officials in the delivery of basic services to the people in response to the mandate of the government.
"This barangay hall is not my project but your project because this is where your taxes go," he stated during the turn-over rites.
Gov. Bautista further stressed that when taxes are being paid religiously, this is certainly returned to the public through various projects aimed at promoting economic reforms for a sustainable development.
Being a true leader, a political color should be put aside where services are extended without reservations, he added.
The governor reiterated the much needed support from the people in all areas to ascertain that it is the community that will benefit of the services delivered to them through taxes.
Barangay captain Reynaldo Aballe thanked the governor for giving his barangay a big push to become recipient of a huge project that provides convenience to constituents.
"We welcome this development with a hope to be given more projects in the near future, all for the love of public service. I salute the governor for his gesture despite our political differences," Aballe said in an interview. (PLGU-Davao del Sur/Nilda S. Aniñon)