Cebu News

Capitol turns over P6.2M bridge to Minglanilla town barangay

May B. Miasco - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines —  Residents of Barangay Guindaruhan in Minglanilla town and the nearby communities now have a safer and sturdy bridge.

An article published on the official website of the Cebu provincial government reported that the Capitol recently turned over to Barangay Guindaruhan a concrete bridge worth P6.2 million.

The bridge is notably a major passageway because it connects the interior roads to the provincial thoroughfare which leads to the national highway down south.

In the report, the formal opening of the new 30-meter long bridge on Thursday was graced by outgoing governor now vice governor-elect Hilario Davide III.

“Naa gihapon ko nga andam motabang ninyo,” said Davide as he is about to leave the governor position to serve his new mandate as vice governor. (I’m still here willing to help you.)

He was speaking to over 100 Guindaruhan residents, including barangay officials and workers, assuring them of his commitment to continue to deliver quality services to the Cebuanos.

Davide said the provincial government eagerly granted the request of Barangay Chairman Leonardo Mañacap for the concreting of the bridge.

The Capitol allocated P6.2 million to fund the construction of the new Guindaruhan bridge while the barangay pledged to construct the bridge’s approach.

With the new bridge, it can already be accessed by huge vehicles and it would be safer now for children to pass through when they go to schools.

In the same report, Provincial Engineer Hector Jamora said the replacement of the wooden bridge to a concrete one is apparently advantageous to the residents there because only light vehicles were previously allowed to pass.

The project is a joint effort of the provincial government, the barangay, and JLR Construction and Aggregates Inc.

Herbert Camasura from JLR Construction said the company provided aggregate materials worth P310,000 for the bridge’s construction.

Tuanson Construction, on the other hand, undertook the implementation and completion of the project.

The village officials and the residents, including students, were elated and grateful to Davide.

“Mas nindot na karon kay sa una mahadlok ta moagi (tungod kay) naa'y possibility nga malusot ta,” said 16-year-old Rogie Tapdasan, who is one of the students that attended the opening and blessing of the bridge. (Before, we are scared to pass because we might fall.)

Another student, Keitch Nino Delicana, 17, said that before huge vehicles have to make a detour to a more distant route because only the small ones can access the old bridge.  — MBG (FREEMAN)

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