by Edmar Pabia
GINGOOG CITY – For more than 35 years of dreaming a cemented way on a longer and winding road, Mayor Marie de Lara Guingona has been finally informed by the personnel of Misamis Oriental Field District Engineering Office (MOFDEO) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) as she backed-up by making series of follow-up concerning this long-awaited billion project at the office of the agency’s Secretary Rogelio Singson who released the initial amount of P286,000,000.00 to start concreting secondary highway commencing from Malaybalay City to Gingoog City via Eureka-Bal-ason-Santiago route.
“Establishing an open-line with DPWH and its district field office managed by Engr. Marivel Frances L. Ong, our incumbent administration has helped in facilitating the forthcoming road concreting of this enormous project as being calculated. Definitely, the birth of this peace-road will make realize to our brothers and sisters who are dwelling in arm struggle to lay down their weapons and go back to the negotiating table to attain pacific solutions for our life’s aspirations that target for societal development”, manifests the lady mayor.
Asking about residents’ hopeful views, Eureka Punong Barangay Luciano A. Senit once said, “kami nagadahum sa hanutoy nga dalan sulod sa dugay nga mga katugian diin ang among gipangandoy aduna nay katumanan. Among ipangaliyupo ipa-abot sa Kahitas-an ang among kalipay ug pagpasalamat niini nga panggamhanang nasyonal ug lokal sa pagbulig sa katumanan sa maong proyekto. Among dakung pasalamat ngadto kang Mayor Guingona”. (Residents of Eureka have been dreaming long a time of a cemented highway which is now answered. We offer our thanksgiving to God and to both national and local public officials for the realization of this project. We are very grateful to Mayor Guingona.)
“I am very confident that this highway will pave way for agricultural increase and hasten to respond food supply to consumers. Moreover, this will gear up our local economy by affording commercial opportunities to farmers, tenants, truckers, haulers, merchants, traders and other business-oriented individuals”, hopes Mayor Marie.