Various communities in Iloilo now benefit from the 56 multi-purpose building (MPB) projects that the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Iloilo 3rd District Engineering Office (DEO) delivered to completion in 2019.
According to DPWH Iloilo 3rd DEO District Engineer Flordelis C. Enriquez, among the highlights of completed projects last year is the P2.95-million Indigenous Peoples Livelihood and Training Center in Sitio Nagpana, Lipata, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo.
The livelihood and training center now serves the 900-hectare far-flung community which is home of 85 percent of indigenous peoples in Nagpana where most residents are engaged into on small-scale farming as a source of living.
The center, which showcase local products such as “Kape Miru”, handmade bags, accessories, and other fashionable crafted items made of “buri”, is also open to the local and international tourists visiting Nagpana Falls.
The 55 other public buildings which include covered courts, social halls, barangay halls, school office, municipal gymnasium, cooperative building, and senior citizen building were implemented by DPWH Iloilo 3rd DEO in the towns and cities of Ajuy, Balasan, Barotac Viejo, Batad, Carles, Concepcion, Estancia, Lemery, San Dionisio, San Rafael, and Sara.