Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Brgy. Mainit Road Concreting Project

Many interior barangays in Marinduque still list construction or rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads (FMRs) in their areas as top priority. Marinduque being an agricultural province, FMRs provide the farmers’ access to basic socal and market facilities. Access encourages more crop production for farmers and opens up opportunities for more income-generating activities to take place. It is evident that the island-province of Marinduque has a lot of catching up to do in FMR infrastructure.

An FMR in Brgy. Mainit in Boac recently completed is only one of many such infrastructures being undertaken by the DPWH. Funding for such projects are sourced either from congressional priority development assistance fund (PDAF), or from the Department of Agriculture (DA), or from PDAF of senators. Source of fund for this Mainit road project was Senator Miguel Zubiri’s PDAF through the initiative of Cong. Velasco.

The completion of Phase I of the concreting of a farm-to-market road in Brgy. Mainit was celebrated by the community in a simple but meaningful way.

Barangay officials and residents met the party of Cong. Velasco and at once burst into song with men, women and children joining in for a brief “Putong” welcome and thanksgiving ritual. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held and an unhurried walk on the paved road was savored by everyone.

Simply Glee. "Mainit" is Tagalog for "Hot".

Congressman Velasco thanking the good barangay residents.

Residents savor a walk with Cong. Velasco on the new paved road.

Barangay officials led by Brgy. Capt. Rene L. Montaron pose for pic with Cong. Velasco.