Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pangarap na Covered Court ng Pinggan

The coastal barangay of Pinggan is the nearest take–off point in visiting Gaspar island, the most frequently visited islet among the three islands in Gasan known as Tres Reyes (Three Kings). Beneath the waters between Pinggan and Gaspar Island, a barangay sitio, lies the site of the only known underwater archaeological excavation conducted in Marinduque. Tourists are therefore naturally drawn to old Brgy Pinggan (the name means “plate” as broken centuries old plates and shards once littered its beaches).
(Gaspar Island photo by OgGie Duque)

The community will now be able to hold sports and social gatherings and undertake development programs with the construction of a Multi-Purpose Covered Court conducive for the holding of such activities. This new barangay Pinggan landmark is a venue that may now also serve as a convenient holding area for visitors and related activities. Maintenance of the facility, however would be the responsibility of the barangay community that has long clamored for it.

Man, popularly known as "Lolong Aguila" renders a song, while he plays his old guitar. The song was his own composition extolling the Marinduque congressman and his vision for change.

Brgy. Capt. Julieto Magparangalan conveys his community's appreciation to Cong. Velasco.

Congressman Velasco recently inspected the ongoing construction of the Pinggan covered court, set to be inaugurated early next month. The project is funded from the lawmaker’s priority development assistance fund.

Barangay captains who also graced the congressman's visit are from left, Brgy. Capt. Julieto Magparangalan (Pingan), Brgy. Capt. Ofelia Mascarenas (Mangiliol), Brgy. Capt. Esperanza de Belen (Masiga), Brgy. Capt. Roma Du (Mahunig), Ms. Jelina Lamanilao, coordinator, Cong. Allan Velasco, Brgy. Capt. Romel Sadim (Dawis), Brgy. Capt. Reynaldo Maming (Bangbang), Brgy. Capt. Gonzalo Magpili (Antipolo), Brgy. Capt. Jose Millar (Banuyo), and Brgy. Capt. Vidal Sajo (Tiguion).

Covered court roofing detail.

"Lolong Aguila" singing his own song straight from the heart.