Mrs. Cossette R. Defensor and Punong Barangay Jesus Gordon cut the ribbon to officially open the water system in Brgy. Sag-on, Miag-ao, Iloilo in the presence of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and other barangay officials on Friday, September 9, 2016.
The dream of the more than 300 families in Brgy. Sag-on, Miag-ao, Iloilo to have a water system in their village is now a reality. On Friday (September 9, 2016) Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and his wife Cossette led the inauguration of the water system which was funded by the provincial government. The people in Brgy. Sag-on, some eight kilometers from the town proper of Miag-ao, can now conveniently get water from faucets installed in designated areas.
Punong Barangay Jesus Gordon said before the installation of the water system his constituents get water from the river which is quite difficult because of the terrain of their barangay. He thanked Gov. Defensor for giving them the water system which will answer the needs of the residents especially during the summer season. Gordon noted that Gov. Defensor is the first governor of the province to have set foot in their place.
Defensor said the project, which amounts to P250,000, may be small but it will greatly benefit the people of Brgy. Sag-on. He acknowledged the importance of water especially in the far-flung barangays that is why he immediately gives approval to requests on the installation of water systems.
Engr. Rene Margarico, who is in charge of the water system projects in the province, said Gov. Defensor, so far, has allotted P37 million for various water system projects in the entire province.
Defensor urged the officials and the people of Brgy. Sag-on to take care of the water system so that it could last for many years.
The residents warmly expressed their gratefulness to Gov. Defensor who made their dream a reality. “With this project, our problem on lack of water especially during the summer months will be solved,” a mother said.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. speaks in front of the barangay officials and the people of Brgy. Sag-on, Miag-ao, Iloilo after the ribbon cutting ceremony for the water system in Brgy. Sag-on, Miag-ao, Iloilo on Friday, September 9, 2016.