Beng unveils solar streetlights, other projects to end last term

Mayor Beng Climaco unveiled on Monday the newly installed solar-powered streetlights covering seven barangays in the east coast as she embarks on a series of activities and public engagements to wrap up her nine years of service as city mayor until end of this month.

Funded by the national government, the more than 300 solar streetlights of two types—the yellow and white lights—were installed along MCLL Highway from Barangay Guiwan up to Putik, Boalan, Divisoria and Culianan, including Tugbungan.

The solar streetlights still illumine the streets even during power interruptions or blackouts, and will spare the city government from paying power bill.

Meanwhile, a three-storey office building will soon rise in Pettit Barracks that will provide comfort and convenience not only to the workers but clients as well.

Mayor Climaco Monday morning inspected the project site together with personnel from the City Engineer’s Office and the contractor to ensure that project is on schedule and complies the terms provided in the contract.

The offices that will occupy the building include the Housing and Land Management Division, the City Treasurer’s Office collection unit and the City DILG office among others. These offices are currently squatting at Centro Latino.

On Tuesday, the mayor likewise motored to Culianan in the east coast to unveil 3 other projects under construction at the government complex. She led the inspection of the Mendicants’ Center now ongoing construction and led the ground breaking ceremonies for the Women’s Crisis Center and the Social Development Center – also to be constructed inside the government complex in Culianan.

On June 1, the mayor turned over two infrastructure projects to Barangay Pasonanca in line with its unyielding support to the education and the barangay sectors.

Together with representatives from the City Engineer’s Office, the mayor turned over to the barangay officials led by Capt Efigenio Julian Jr. the newly-constructed Covered Court worth P3.7 million. At the Upper Pasonanca Elementary School, the mayor turned over a newly-constructed two-storey building with six classrooms in preparation for the face-to-face classes under the new normal next school year. The school building sits on a 641.24-square meter area and costs P13.46 million. Mayor Climaco said her administration remains committed in serving the public amidst the challenges. The turnover of the two projects was apart from the free medical and social services dubbed “Dia del Alcalde” program rolled out in Pasonanca Wednesday.-(Vic Larato)