28 September 2023
PRESS RELEASE Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan and Congresswoman Cindi King-Chan poured millions into infrastructure projects in two barangays on Olango Island. Mayor Chan said, aside from these two infrastructure projects, more development projects are underway on Olango Island.
Mayor Chan and Cong Cindi led the formal opening of Barangay Tingo Causeway, which is jointly funded by the local government unit and the Congressional district fund of Cong Cindi. The P46.997 million causeway is sourced from Cong. Chan's congressional allocations, while the 95-meter roadway, which complements the causeway and is worth P7.5 million, is funded by the city government. These two projects in Tingo had long been bid out and awarded years ago.
Tingo Barangay Captain Audie Flores thanked Mayor Chan and Cong. Cindi, as this causeway is a big boost to their economy. He said it will ease the transport of goods in their community and tourist arrivals in their barangay. Barangay Captain Flores is challenged by his brother, Dr. Cipriano Flores, a former councilor and city health officer. The causeway project is implemented by the DPWH 6th District Engineering Office through private contractor PhilAsia Resources and Development Corporation. The event was also attended by City Engineer Perla Amar and city councilors Joseph Pangatungan, Celestino Aying, Climaco Tatoy, Annabeth Cuizon, Emilio Galaroza, and Joergen Eyas-Booc were also present.
After the causeway opened, Mayor Ahong and Cong. Cindi went straight to barangay Sabang for the ground-breaking of a P30 million-worth 4-story, 8-classroom school building in Sabang Elementary School. School Admin Officer Elmarie Igoy said their school is the home of 900+ pupils, managed by 27 teachers. Construction of the school building will be undertaken by the DPWH 6th District Engineering Office through a private contractor, Vanguard Builders. Before the ground-breaking Cong. Cindi, DepEd City Superintendent Marilyn Andales, Engr. Luisito Longcob of Vanguard, Elementary School Head Roel Versales, and DPWH 6th DEO Representative Engr. Christian Rhey Llevado made the ceremonial signing of the plans. Mayor Chan said this is a back-to-back school project in barangay Sabang, as a 4-story school building is ongoing in Suba-Sabang Elementary School, also in the same barangay. “Dako kaayo ang among pasalamat ni Cong. Cindi ug ni Mayor Chan nga niabot ning project, ug sa ilang adbokasiya sa edukasyon,” said Student Parent Teachers Association (SPTA) president Jhobert Sabang, whose family name is similar to the barangay.
With the concurrence of Superintendent Andales, Mayor Chan announced that the city will establish Sabang National High. Parents present and teachers met the announcement with loud applause and joyful cheers. “Dili na maglakaw ang atong mga anak para mo eskuyla sa high school sa Sta. Rosa,” the mayor told the cheerful crowd. The mayor said the city is now pooling funds in preparation for the P91 million road project for the entire Olango island. PIO