ORMOC CITY-The newly constructed two-storey public market building in Lope de Vega, Northern Samar was formally inaugurated on Thursday (Feb. 2) in a simple ceremony.
On that same day, a newly-procured ambulance by the local government unit was also blessed.

The construction of the market building started on April 6 of last year and was completed on December 26 of the same year, municipal information officer Francine Acasia said.
After the turnover and blessing of the new public market, the blessing of the new municipal ambulance followed.

The new ambulance is fully equipped with medical equipment during response and rescue operations.

Mayor Bobby Saludario, in a statement, said that the new market facility is expected to help boost the economy of the town.

“They provide increased livelihood opportunities and marketing services, and are usually standard barometers for the level of development of Local governments,” he said.