As a symbol of gratitude to barangay Mampang that hosted and continues to host victims of the 2013 siege, Mayor Beng Climaco Friday turned over two infrastructure projects and rolled out a free service caravan dubbed ‘Dia del Alcalde.’
“Este un simbolo del di aton agradecimiento con el grande amor y coraje que ustedes ya dale mira por medio de acceptar con maga victim del 2013 siege. Pero como alcalde de ustedes ta asegura yo que ay omenta pa quita mas servicio con el maga residentes de Mampang por medio de maga proyecto,” (This is a symbol of our gratitude for the love and courage you showed by accepting the victims of 2013 siege. However, as your mayor, I assure you that we will add more services for the residents of Mampang through various projects), Mayor Climaco said in the vernacular.
The two projects unveiled included the P3.995M covered court at the Mampang Elementary School and the P3.195M health and wellness center, all costing a total of P7.191M.
The free service caravan that included medical and dental consultations, civil registration, agricultural demonstrations, veterinary services as well as free haircut, eye consultation and eye glasses benefitted hundreds of indigent families including internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Grateful school children at Mampang Elementary School continuously chanted Mayor Climaco’s name as a show of appreciation for her leadership and for the projects and services offered to the barangay.
On the other hand, City Health Office OIC Dr. Dulce Miravite and barangay health workers expressed elation that the new health and wellness center will definitely improve delivery of health service in the area.
Present during the series of activities in Mampang were the barangay officials led by Chairperson Ronald Aliangan, Dr. Miravite and staff, City Engineer’s Office staff, school officials, teachers and students and representatives from the Vyne Construction and Supply, the firm that undertook the two infra projects.
Recall that Mampang hosted 3 transitory sites – Masepla 1, Masepla 2 and Masepla 3 housing over 5,000 families during the recovery phase. At present only two remains operational – Masepla 2 and 3 with only 246 families remaining. (Sheila Covarrubias)