DAVAO DEL NORTE: Sto. Tomas Mayor Evangelista, AFP link arms in road-building project

Break ground for the opening of 400-meter road project in Barangay San Jose

Santo Tomas Mayor Ernesto Evangelista together with Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapina, AFP’s 89th IB “Makatao” Battalion Commander LTC Donald Gaffud and Brigade Commander of 534th Engineering Battalion Colonel Rolly Figueroa and Punong Barangay Eulogio Andoyo of San Jose led on June 23, the ground breaking ceremony for the opening of a 400-meter length road project at Purok 7, Barangay San Jose, Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte.

The opening of the road project was implemented under an Inter-local Agency Partnership, a program of the Evangelista administration which aims to foster collaborative contract between partner agencies such as the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to provide more efficient and less expensive public services.

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It was Mayor Ernesto Evangelista who personally brokered the opening of the road project to assure the residents of ease of travel and fast transport with the completion of the project.

In response to such request, both 89th IB’s Gaffud and 534th’s Figueroa expressed their full support to the projects and programs of the Evangelista administration to improve further the lives of all Tomasinos who are set to benefit such project.

Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapina thanked the AFP’s leadership for the countless support they extended to the Evangelista administration, recognizing the partnership between the Santo Tomas LGU and AFP as essential to advance progress and development in various barangays.

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