gate. – MWBuzzpic by ARNEL P HERNANDEZ
A portion of the cemented road leading to the JPNHS campus and connecting to the
paved portion of the road to Larap. -- MWBuzzpic by ARNEL P HERNANDEZ
By ALFREDO P HERNANDEZ
THE road cementing project in baranggay Parang has been completed.
This was learned from a Balikbayan who came to visit their family home in Parang recently.
“The major road at the baranggay leading to the national high school campus are all concreted,” observed Arnel P Hernandez, who is based in Yokosuka, Japan and works as a civilian employee at the US naval facility stationed there. He belonged to the Batch 73 graduates of Jose Panganiban High School.
“This is really good for Parang residents,” Hernandez said, noting that the road in front of their old home leading up to the high school has been “nicely cemented”.
The road concreting in Parang, which is the biggest among Mambulao’s 27 baranggays with a population of more than 5,000, was completed towards the end of 2011.
The municipal government of Mayor Ricarte Padilla had embarked into project in early 2011 despite the meager funds it had in its coffers.
Padilla said the municipal government has to rehabilitate a total of 80km of roads -- both in the poblacion and at the 27 baranggays.
However, funding constraints have slowed down the project, the mayor said.
“A kilometer of concrete road would cost about Php5 million against an annual development funds of only Php14 million that the municipal government would receive from the national government,” Padilla said in a message posted on a Facebook account which serves as forum for Batch 81 graduates of JPNHS to which the mayor belongs.