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DAVAO DEL NORTE: Sto. Tomas town exec assures water facilities in remote villages

Sto. Tomas Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapina has assured that the administration of Mayor Ernesto Evangelista is keen in ensuring the well-being of the Tomasinos by providing alternative water sources in remote communities .

Evangelista-Lapina made the assurance as a total of 2,000 Tomasinos benefited from Mayor Evangelista’s “Tomasino Agos” Project that donated jetmatic water pumps in various remote communities.

“Kining Tomasino Agos project usa kini ka water program na atong ginabuhat para didto sa mga komunidad na naglisod provide og tubig. Pinaagi aning proyekto labi na ang pagpanghatag nato og jetmatic water pumps, dako kini natabang para naay water source ang ilang komunidad. Gibuhat nato kini since 2019 kay ubay-ubay pud na komunidad ang naglisod sa ilang patubig labi na ang sa mga bukid na lugar,” Mayor Evangelista said Saturday, June 26.

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The mayor said the provision of a water supply through the distribution of jetmatic pump aims to have a better water accessibility in remote communities especially since water is essential for household use such as in laundry, cooking and other domestic chores.

To date, the Evangelista administration donated jetmatic water pumps in Barangay Pantaron, Barangay Tibal-og, Barangay San Jose, Barangay Magwawa, Barangay Kimamon among others.

Through the “Tomasino Agos” water projects, several residents from these barangays have become beneficiaries of the Evangelista administration’s community-based ‘Tomasino Agos’ water project.

A unit of jetmatic water pump was given to the family-beneficiary where several households could use the water facility.

“Kining tubig man gud importante kaayo ni maong atong ginapadayon ang ‘Tomasino Agos’ water project para daghan pang Tomasino mahatagan og serbisyo labi na sa atong patubig program para sa mga remote communities,” Evangelista said.

Evangelista said the establishment of community based water facilities through the installation of jetmatic pump in remote areas would continue especially for those areas that do not have water connection due to inaccessibility of piped water, adding that a jetmatic pump is an alternative way of collecting water through manual operation to move groundwater from the aquifer up to the surface.

Municipal Administrator Evangelista-Lapina said the Evangelista administration resorted to strengthen the community-based “Tomasino Agos” Water Project because the previous administration’s failure to timely implement the Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig para sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG) program in several barangays.

SALINTUBIG aims to contribute to the attainment of the goal of providing potable water to the entire Santo Tomas. It is designed to provide water supply systems for waterless municipalities and intend to enhance/improve local capacities of the Santo Tomas LGU in planning, implementation and operation and management of water supply facilities in a sustainable manner.

Marred with perceived corruption, Evangelista-Lapina said that SALINTUBIG program became a subject of the Commission On Audit (COA) because of some discrepancies in the project implementation.

She, however, assured the public that with SALINTUBIG’s failure to serve its purpose, the Evangelista administration is keen in ensuring the well-being of the communities by providing alternative water sources for these remote communities. “

Dili naman bag-o ang isyu sa corruption sa Santo Tomas LGU. Mao kana ang numero uno na atong gitutukan. Bisag paman daghan kwarta nangawala sa kaban sa atong LGU sa mga nilabay na administrasyon, naningkamot kita na makahatag og alternative way na makahatag ta og serbisyo sa tanang Tomasino na walay korupsyon ug magamit ang kwarta sa katawhan sa tamang pamaagi labi na ang tinguha na makabenepisyo ang tanang Tomasino sa mga projects ug programs isa niini ang Tomasino Agos water project,” the administrator said.

Evangelista-Lapina assured the public that the Santo Tomas LGU would continue in its commitment to implement realistic and corrupt-free projects aimed to improve the people’s quality of life, welfare and development by introducing alternative ways of water collection.

Lanao town builds solar-powered irrigation, water supply systems

A long dream come true

By Ali G. Macabalang

SOLAR-POWERED IRRIGATION AND WATER SUPPLY. Taraka Lady Mayor Nashiba Gandamra-Sumagayan, Vice Mayor Odin Sumagayan, Lanao del Sur Gov. Mamintal “Bombit” Adiong, MinDA Chair Emmanuel “Manny” Pinol and DBP president Emmanuel Herbosa flashing festive hands’ signs after planting the construction time capsule

Amid anxieties in the global Coronavirus pandemic, on one hand, and jubilation for the 2nd founding anniversary celebration of the Bangsamoro autonomy region, on the other, local officials alongside higher authorities have begun constructing six units of Solar-Powered Irrigation System (IPIS) and a water supply system to magnify rice production and end as well residents’ risky drinking of untreated river water.

“This is a long dream come true,” Mayor Nashiba Sumagayan said in an emotional speech at the groundbreaking rite here on Thursday, January 21 for the construction of the facilities funded by the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and brokered by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). READ MORE

Portion of Taraka River and the aerial view of the construction site,

China signs water deal with Davao City

Mayor Inday Sara Duterte has thanked the Chinese government for funding the construction of a water system for residents of Barangay Callawa.

The city government donated the land, where the P6-million Barangay Callawa Water System Project would rise.

On Thursday, Mayor Inday and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jinhua signed a deed of donation for the project.

They also went to the area for the groundbreaking ceremony.

In her speech, Mayor Inday thanked the Chinese Ambassador for the generosity of the Chinese government in helping uplift the condition of the people of Davao.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Philippines for their generosity that will pave the way for the construction of a water pumping station here in Barangay Callawa,” she said.

The water system project in Callawa will benefit the barangay’s population of more than 3,000. Half of them only enjoys water although the supply is limited.

Mayor Inday said the gesture of the Chinese government “is an affirmation of the strong connection between our country and China founded over the past years.”

Zhao said he shared Mayor Inday’s efforts in helping communities to uplift the condition of the people.

“Although it might be challenging and might be difficult to lift up people under the poverty line in Davao City in a short period of time, I do share the care demonstrated by Mayor Sara for the well-being of the people. I do share her determination to make progress in lifting people out of poverty,” he said.

Zhao said Barangay Callawa reminded him of his hometown in China, which was previously poverty-stricken.

However, the Chinese government managed to lift the economy up through various projects and programs, which made the peoples lives much better.

Zhao said he envisions the same progress to happen in Davao. CIO

THE DURIAN BEAT COLUMN: The roads to progress

THE DURIAN BEAT

BY ROGER M. BALANZA

    Everybody, from economists to businessmen, from  traders to housewives, from sidewalk vendors to traders at Chinatown, tourists and visitors,  are talking about how Davao City’s fast-paced progress and how it is changing the face of this former hotbed of urban guerillas.
Indeed, high rise buildings are breaking the skyline; former rural  settings at the city’s outskirts a breathe away from downtown are transformed into mini-cities of mass housing and high-end subdivisions.
In the city’s old central business districts, buildings continue to rise in just about every corner; factories and plants rise from the ground like mushrooms in the city’s industrialized second district.
The city’s annual avenue is flying high, so are opportunities for employment and livelihood. The business armosphere is sweet. Davao is indeed booming.
City planners are bewildered by economic figures, breaking their heads for strategies that would sustain the local government’s ability to serve all, today and in future.
The zoning plan is being skewered for amendments to cope up with developmental aggressions into what in the past were barren pasturelands that cannot be imagined to spin off into business and residential enclaves.
Have we forgotten something? Yes. The streets, roads, highways, flyovers, underpasses and road networks that would carry the load of a flood of human and business activities that require smooth traffic flow.
Davao City’s downtown area has no more breathing spaces for people and business to explain why development is spreading out like a spider web to the city’outskirts.
The more reason that this early, city planners should break their heads and burn candles to anticipate the state of human and vehicular traffic in future and plan ahead in wake of the city’s current economic stride.
Mobility factors much in people’s lives, and in busines decisions. Traffic woes must be addressed soonest in order not to discourage investors with traffic jams. There has to be a solution.
\    RIVER TRANSPORT. As housing subdivisions sprout upstream north of the Davao River, there is need for a river transport system to backstop traffic-jammed land-based routes.
River ferries should be plying the Diversion Road and Bankerohan stretch of the Davao River.
The Diversion Road span of Davao River is an ideal point to serve commuters from Mandug, Buhangin and Cabantian, and neighboring barangays which have been transformed residential areas.
RAPID BUS TRANSPORT SYSTEM. This consists of a fleet of buses plying a permanent route. The downside of this plan is that it would displace hundreds of PUJ drivers. The city’s highways also are too constricted for a large-bus transport system.
There has already been a study conducted on this mode of public transportation system, but has been shot down by City Hall for the reason that it could lead to job displacement for PUJ drivers and that the city’s highways are not ready for it.
METRO RAIL TRANSPORT. This is one we like most and fits the city’s image as a premier city and one of the world’s largest cities in terms of land area.
There was this report years ago that then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte proposed the MRT idea which was endorsed by the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) to the Japanese government for study and funding assistance.
In fact, an initial study for the Davao Metro Rail Transit was made by Petra Konsult & Associates, Inc. with the project supposed to be financed by a loan from the Japan Special Assistance for Project Formation. The MRT would cost (based on the 2008 study) about $844.50-million.
We could not know what happened to the project, but there is no other good time than today for city planners to consider the MRT in wake of present and future transport need.
Pwera hambog, if we have the MRT, we would be the second city in the country, next to Manila,  to have this modern transport mode.
But the MRT fits the Dabawenyos and their city. After all, Davao City is the premier city in Mindanao.

Korean grant to fund P400 Maramag irrigation projectM

By MEL N. VELEZ

MARAMAG– The Korean government is granting P400M to the Maramag municipal government for the construction of irrigation system and inland fishery.

Granted through the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KICA), the multi-million peso project would irrigate about 500 hectares, said municipal agricultural officer Maximiano Lugao.

Lugao said the feasibility study for the project is ongoing. Technical people have already visited the project sites and would soon be coming out with their assessment of the project, to be located in Old Dologon.