By Jezza A. Nepomoceno & Miguel A. Agustin Jr.
ILOILO – Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. has provided P2.5-million financial assistance to support the implementation of two community development projects in Pototan and Leon.
Of the aid, P2-million will be for the construction of the first conference hall in Pototan and the remaining P550,000 will be for the rehabilitation of Sibalom River situated in Barangays Biri Sur and Omambong in Leon.
The cheques were turned over to Pototan Mayor Tomas Peñaflorida, Philippine Councilor’s League-Iloilo President Licurgo Tirador and Leon Mayor Rolito Cajilig prior to the regular press conference of the governor on November 23.
The proposed conference hall in Pototan has the capacity to accommodate 200 people and it will rise in a vacant lot adjacent to the town’s public market, according to Tirador.
“We decided to construct this hall since there is no building in the town that can host 200 people aside from the coliseum,” explained Tirador in an interview.
The conference hall, once finished will be named “DECURPEN” which stands for Defensor, Curging and Peñaflorida, he added.
On his part, Cahilig thanked the governor for his support in the rehabilitation of Sibalum River, especially in the construction of riprap to avoid river bank erosion.
The governor will also provide half a million financial assistance to Barangay Ubian in Maasin town for the construction of health center chargable against 20% IRA Development Fund and Community Direct Action Projects.