Satellite city hall in Macarascas inaugurated


City government services will soon be more accesible to residents of eight barangays in the northeastern part of Puerto Princesa following the inauguration on Thursday of the first satellite hall building in the coastal village of Macarascas.

First in the history of the city, Mayor Lucilo Bayron said all their services, including civil registration, real estate tax payment, and issuance of business permits, will now be available to residents of Salvacion, Bahile, Macarascas, Buenavista, Tagbenit, Cabayugan, Marufinas and New Pangangan.

“Lahat ng mga services natin sa main city hall ay available lahat dito, ‘yon nga lang ang iba na hindi naman laging nangangailangan tulad ng pagpapakabit ng kuryente ay may schedule lang ‘yon. Asahan ninyo na magiging maayos ang takbo nito, makipagtulungan lang ang lahat. Matagal ng plano ito at masaya kami na naisakatuparan na dahil alam namin na marami sa mga barangay ang napagiiwanan at gusto natin bumawi ngayon, maging pantay-pantay ang lahat,” Bayron said.

The city hall extension is equipped with a dormitory for the employees who will be assigned in Macarascas.

He said its opening is also a job opportunity to the residents of the eight barangays.

“Ang mga department heads ang pumili ng i-a-assign dito kasi sila ang mas nakakaalam ng capability ng empleyado. May iba din malalapit na lang dito ang tahanan kaya pabor. Siguro, eventually, lahat ng empleyedo dito ay manggagaling na rin dito sa mga kalapit barangay. Sa una lang naman ‘yan na halos lahat ay hindi pa tagarito,” he said.

Heavy equipment such as backhoe and other vehicles are also available at the satellite city hall.

Bayron said they will be stationed in the barangay government center to help in infrastructure projects of the city in the area.

“May mga equipment tayo dito at iiwanan na ‘yan dito para pagsilbihan ang mamamayan, para kung kailangan ay hindi na tayo pupunta ng bayan. Dadagdagan pa natin ‘yan, may mga ipapadala pa tayo. Ang mailapit sa tao ang purpose kung bakit tayo may ganito kaya lahat ng kaya natin i-provide ay ibibigay natin para ramdam na ramdam ng tao na may gobyerno,” Bayron said.

The area in Macarascas was donated and the construction of the city hall building spent P8.7 million.

He added that the next they will inaugurate is the satellite city hall in Napsan which is nearing completion to serve barangays in the west coast.

Other satellite city halls are also going to be established in Barangays San Rafael and Luzviminda.

“Nauna kasi nagbigay ang Macarascas kaya dito natin sinimulan, ‘yong availability nya. Isa pa ang accessibility ay kino-consider din natin, mas maganda na medyo nasa gitna para malapit sa magkabilaan na mga barangay. ‘Yong sa Napsan ay malapit na rin matapos kailangan nalang masemento ang daan papasok,” he said.

The construction and management of the satellite city halls is under former councilor Jonjie Rodriguez.

“Ang sabi ni mayor kung saan tayo komportable doon tayo ilalagay, ako naman mas gusto ko dito. Siguro naman ay sapat na ang kaalaman natin na halos 18 years tayo sa legislative, ngayon lang ako hahawak ng executive pero alam ko naman na kakayanin natin lahat lalo na kung para sa mamamayan ito,” Rodriguez said.

Meanwhile, the chairmen of the barangays expressed happiness over the opening of the city hall extension.

“Sobrang masaya kami kasi akala namin hindi na ito mangyayari, akala namin talagang dadaanan na lang namin ang lugar na ito. Pero ngayon totoo na, hindi lang pangarap. Sana magtulong-tulong tayong lahat para maging maayos ang lahat ng serbisyo na ibibigay natin sa mamamayan ng lungsod,” Macarascas barangay captain Jane Villarin said.

Official business of the city hall extension in Macarascas will start on September 9.

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