A total of 89 households in Tinio-an village, Cabatuan town will benefit from the new water system that was inaugurated on Friday.
The PHP246,285-project was implemented under the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project of the Iloilo provincial government.
Governor-elect and 3rd District Rep. Arthur Defensor Jr., led the inauguration as a representative of his father, outgoing Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr.
Rep. Defensor said establishing the water system is the “easy” part.
“The hardest part is maintaining it. When there is a problem in the source, you have to address it immediately,” he said.
Newly-appointed members of the Barangay Tinio-an Water System Association (Batiwasa) also took their oath before the congressman.
Susan Choreca, 78, a resident of Tinio-an, expressed her gratitude to the government for the response in their need for water.
“Our pupils also have to wake up early in the morning, even before 5 a.m., to fetch water in far-away wells for them to take a bath and prepare for school. There were also times when residents had to skip taking a bath just to save water,” Choreca said in the vernacular.
Aside from the water system, Rep. Defensor also led the inauguration of the 1.1-km. farm-to-market road in the same village.
The PHP2-million road project was funded by the provincial government. The municipal government, meanwhile, provided the aggregates.
Residents of Tinio-an also received another good news as Rep. Defensor announced that a budget has been allocated for the construction of the village’s covered gym.
“The budget is still under that of the Congress. When I assume my position in the province soon, another set of projects will be allotted for you,” he said. (PNA)
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