“Pare-pareho tayong naglilingkod sa ating gobyerno. Iisa lang po ang mandato natin. ‘Yun po ay ibigay kung ano ang kailangan ng ating kababayan. Sa ating commitment, it would not be a commitment anymore but the reaffirming of our committment to serve. Reaffirming of our commitment to be partners in the implementation of the infrastructure projects dito sa atin.”
This was the pronouncement of Cavite II DEO’s District Engineer (DE) Arthur D. Pascual, Jr. during his 3rd State of the District Address (SODA) dubbed as “First Class, World Class: Kayang-kaya kung Sama-sama” held at Cavite II District Engineering Office (DEO) Conference Room, Tagaytay City, February 23.
With a total allocation of P2.27B for CY 2017, DE Pascual proudly presented the completed projects of the district to include the Concreting of Sitio Digtasin, Brgy. Kaysuyo Farm-to-Market Road Alfonso, Cavite; improvement/road widening of drainage along Tanza-Trece Martires City-Indang Road, Maragondon-Magallanes-Amuyong Road, and Sta. Rosa-Ulat-Tagaytay Road; and the construction of four (4)-storey-twelve (12) classroom School building at Kaytitingga National High School, Alfonso, Cavite.
Moreover, he presented the district’s completed bypass roads which include Maragondon, Tagaytay, and East-West Bypass Roads which are expected to ease traffic congestion and minimize commuters’ travel time.
“The problem here in Cavite is traffic. We need to open bypasses,” he elucidated.
Meanwhile, he also stated that Cavite II DEO has already started implementing projects for CY 2018 with a total allocation of P1.027B for regular infrastructure released by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), while the expected allocation of the district for CY 2019 amounted to P2.834B.
“This year is the golden age of infrastructure, we’re here to do the project of the government so we ask the barangay captains’ full support. We cannot do this alone. Sana po ay magtulungan tayo,” he beseeched.
DE Pascual also requested the assistance of barangay officials to explain the projects of the district to its constituents in order to fulfil its mandate to serve people better. He believes that after finishing the projects, the citizens will then recognize their output.
Furthermore, he announced the transfer and inauguration of the district office to Alfonso this March. “We provided a more comfortable place for you because you deserve the best.”
The said SODA also highlighted events and activities by the District Office for CY 2017. Moreover, an open forum was conducted to address issues and concerns of citizens and was concluded with the signing of the participants in the commitment wall.
“This is our responsibility, as head of the District. A venue to report projects of DPWH. For us to talk, hindi para mag-away. To listen to your concerns, your comments and recommendations. To help in our partnership, I will continue doing SODA,” DE Pascual said, as he ended the said event.