TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, February 10 (PIA) - - The city government of Tagum will be holding office at the New City Hall in Brgy. Apokon starting March 7.
Sonny Manigo, OIC – City Planning and Development Coordinator, emphasized today during the Tagum Biz Talk at Big 8 Corporate Hotel, that one of the highlights of the 18th Araw ng Tagum City celebration is the inaugural blessing and transfer of the city government transactions to the new City Hall.
Manigo said that the blessing of the City Hall will happen after the Civic and Military Parade for the araw celebration.
Currently, the Tagum City government operations are mainly held in the City Hall in Rizal Street, which was built in the early 1950’s according to the city’s history.
Manigo updated that since yesterday, city government offices started to transfer their cabinets and files to the New City Hall.
He stressed that the city government borrowed a total of P860-million to put up the City Hall, which he coined as the mother of all infrastructure in the city.
He added that the city government also spend 10% of the total loan borrowed as its equity.
Meanwhile, Marlene Alastra, vice chairperson of the City Historical and Cultural Commission, bared that the old City Hall will be converted into a museum.
“It was a dream actually of Mayor Allan Rellon for the old city hall to become a museum,” Alastra said.
She underscored that the plan for the development of the City Hall will still be finalized by the commission.
Alastra disclosed that portions of the building will be used as economic enterprise for the upkeep of the museum and the building. (PIA11, Michael Uy)