MACARTHUR, Leyte- A P2.9 million worth of mini-gymnasium was recently inaugurated in this town.
Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla, who led the inauguration of the facility in Barangay Palale I which has more than 780 residents, said that aside from barangay activities, the mini-gymnasium could also be used as the village’s evacuation center in times of calamities.
The construction of the gymnasium was funded by the provincial government.
But the governor said that the project was made through the initiative of the village’s former leader and now town councilor, Josephine Piga.
Meantime, Petilla also provided financial assistance to six other barangays of the town.
Receiving the assistance were barangay chairmen Christopher Dagami of Brgy.Burabod with the amount of P100,000 for the improvement of the barangay hall; Geronimo Luangco of Brgy. San Antonio of P100,000 for the purchase of waster/garbage segregation containers; Oscar Cañete of Brgy. Causwagan for P100,000 for the renovation of barangay tanod outpost; Elpedio Torres of Brgy. Batug of P100,000 for the construction of the village concrete road; and another P100,000 was received by Isaias Rapada of Brgy. Oguisan for the construction of barangay police outpost.
Daniel Esplanada, barangay leader of Brgy. Kiling received P200,000 for the construction of roofing of the civic center.