TABUK CITY, Kalinga – More efficient and convenient access to government services is now at hand for Barangay Suyang constituents after the formal inauguration and blessing of their barangay hall and gymnasium recently.
City Administrator Arnold Tenedero, who spoke on behalf of Mayor Darwin C. Estrañero said that the two-story barangay hall with a total cost of around 3.3M pesos and the 5.7M gymnasium are part of Mayor Darwin C. Estranero’s vision of ushering socio-economic development in the barangays by providing convenient access to government services.
“Mamati ni apo mayor nga ti panagdur-as ti maysa nga barangay ket masapol kuma nga adda ti napintas nga seat of government na, kasanu nga ibagam nga adda ti progreso iti maysa nga barangay nu awan ti napintas nga tugaw ti gobyerno,” he said.
Further, Tenedero underscored that aside from physical infrastructure, the city is also embarking on the digitalization of government transactions to make processes and services more efficient.
“I-digitize tayu kuma ti transactions ittuy Tabuk, ti tao kuma nga umay makitransact ti opisina ti siyudad ti tabuk ket haan kuma nga agabayag, narugyan tayun babaen ti online application ti business license ket mabalin nga ag-apply online, dagitoy ti kayat ni apo mayor ti siyudad ti Tabuk,” he said.
In addition, he said that the gymnasium is a basic facility that must be present in all barangays as a conducive place to hold community events and a venue for sports and cultural development programs.
Punong Barangay John Wansi, recognized the solidarity of the residents, barangay, and city officials for the completion of the projects and urged the residents to be good stewards to preserve the buildings.
Present during the events are Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Glenn Amla, Provincial Treasurer Marites Basitao, City Information Officer Aurora Amilig, City Special Concerns and Coordinating Officer Glen Wansi, Enrique Baliang, Henry Gupaal, Napoleon Ayang-ang, and Rev. Fr. Eboy Eddamag, who officiated the mass and blessing.