Friday, September 19, 2014

Philippines: Hernani builds new town

Source: Government of the Philippines


Thursday 18th of September 2014

BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar, Sept. 18 (PIA) - After Supe Typhoon "Yolanda" washed-out in totality its municipal building, Hernani LGU is now set to restore their seat of governance some three kilometers away from its present location.

In an interview with PIA, Vice Mayor Wilmar S. Candido revealed that the construction of this municipal building in Brgy. Canciledes is funded by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Manila Central Office.

The cost of the construction of theses building is estimated at P43-Million: P35-Million for the construction of the Municipal Building inclding Mini Park (landscaped) and P8-Million for the construction of Gymnasium.

Vice Mayor Candido also said that aside from the new municipal building, also to rise in the said area are will be the New Hernani Rural Health Unit estimated to cost P8.5-Million. Department of Health (DOH), Manila will fund P4.5-M and HUMIDICA, an international non-government organization (INGO), will fund P4-Million.

Another building for construction is the Evacuation Center funded by Global Hope, SM Foundation estimated to cost P6-Million with complete facilities such as generator and solar energy. A Helicopter Pad which is estimated to cost P5-Million, funded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), another INGO, is also subject to be constructed at the municipality.

The three-hectare land area was purchased by the City Government of Marikina through the initiative of the Vice-Mayor and Sangguniang Bayan (SB) members through a resolution submitted by SB members of Hernani to the Sangguniang Panglunsod (SP) of Markina for Sisterhood. With this legislative order, SP Marikina gave financial assistance to Hernani Local Government Unit (LGU) in the amount of P2.3-Million for the purchase of the said land.

On September 14, 2014, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in the site which was graced by Congressman Sherwin Gatchalian of Marikina, Vice-Mayor Fabian Cadiz and City Officials of Marikina City, City Officials of Valenzuela and Dasmarinas of Cavite City, Major Ric Domingo, Rev. Fr. Jason Ganvan of Radio Caritas of Manila.

The plan is part of the municipal government's master rehabilitation plan to build back better amid the horrendous effects of "Super Typhoon Yolanda". (aen/sdc/PIA8-E. Samar)