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FLORA, Apayao – Governor Eleanor C. Bulut-Begtang and Mayor Rodolfo B. Juan led the blessing and inauguration of five (5) provincial government funded projects in Flora Town on June 3.
Provincial and municipal officials joined the said top officials for the one-day marathon inauguration of the P2.67M worth Balasi Child Development Center, P3.49M worth of improvement/upgrading of the Papagan-Malubibit Norte Road, P2.49M concreting of the 206-meter Purok Bagong Silang Road, the P4.96M Flora East Central School Multi-purpose Hall both in Poblacion East, and the P9.86M Flora Clubhouse in Bagutong.
In a simple program held at Flora Clubhouse, Gov. Leah assured to continue what her brother Congressman Elias C. Bulut, Jr. started in infrastructure projects to fully boost the economic growth of all municipalities, targeting further the concrete development of barangays not only of Flora town but provincewide.
“The inaugurations of five (5) projects are the fruits of our dreams. I feel relieved every time we accomplish projects despite the COVID19 restrictions. These are the outcome of our joint efforts, the result of our sweat and blood,” the Governor underscored.
Gov. Leah said the Provincial Government shall continue visiting and monitoring places for purposes of identifying the priority needs as well as concerns of barangays. According to the Governor, she is committed to push further the completion of other projects to cope up with the delay in the implementation of programs due to the ongoing crisis. “I want that no barangay shall be left behind in terms of development,” she added.
Meanwhile, Mayor Rodolfo Juan in behalf of all the barangays benefited with the projects, conveyed his sincere appreciation to the Governor and Cong. Butzy for looking deeply with the pressing needs of his constituents noting that “the projects are concrete manifestation of love and concerns to the people of Flora.”
As a sign of gratitude, Juan requested the Sangguniang Bayan to enact an ordinance that will change the name of “Flora Clubhouse” to “EKB Clubhouse,” to be named after the father and founder of Apayao, the late Honorable Elias K. Bulut.
During the program, Barangays Malayugan and Upper Atok which are identified as threatened barangays under the End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) program received family kits from the Provincial Government through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office.
Gov. Leah also challenged the Punong Barangays to heed the call to be fully vaccinated. She promised to give incentives to barangays who are working hard and performing faithfully their duties in the vaccination of qualified individuals. “Punong Barangays and officials should become examples in the vaccination program in their own respective areas, you should be the first to campaign for the need to be vaccinated and to testify that these vaccines are safe for all of us,” the Governor stressed. BY GERRIAHZON S. SEBASTIAN