Jaro heritage building up for renovation-A A +A
Monday, September 16, 2013
THE Jaro station of the Philippine National Police (PNP) will have to transfer to a nearby building to give way for the renovation of the heritage structure into a museum.
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog announced this on Monday after the Tourism Infrastructure Enhancement Zone Authority (Tieza) of the Department of Tourism (DOT) finalized its plan for the renovation and improvement of the heritage building fronting the historic Jaro Plaza and Cathedral.
Mabilog said the PNP Jaro station will be transferred to the Jaro Puericulture Center adjacent to the old structure, while the barangay hall of Benedicto, Jaro will house at the nearby Timpuyog Amnian building erected from funds of former senator Letecia Ramos Shahani.
Similarly, another building behind the heritage site will house the expanded Technical Institute of Iloilo City Jaro campus to absorb the many technical and vocational courses offered to students in Jaro and La Paz areas.
Mabilog said the projects under the Tieza are expected to take off before 2015 as Tieza is currently funding ongoing heritage renovation of seven heritage sites in the city.
These include the renovation and improvement of Plaza Libertad, Jaro Plaza and Jaro Cathedral, Molo Plaza and Molo Cathedral, Port San Pedro and the central business district in the city proper. (LCP)