Senator gives P2M for market rehab-A A +A
Thursday, January 20, 2011
SENATOR Franklin Drilon, a son of this city's Molo district, has given P2 million for the rehabilitation of the Molo public market and cultural center.
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog announced that Drilon informed him through a letter dated January 18, 2011, of the P2 million financial assistance through the senator's priority development assistance fund (PDAF), which is chargeable against the 2010 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
The financial assistance is embodied in the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)-issued Special Allotment Release Order (No. A-01-09623) for the market rehabilitation project.
Mabilog said he was happy but surprised with the senator's immediate financial assistance, considering that he had met and told the senator about the Molo market status only on January 17.
The Molo district has lost its public market because the area was converted into a gymnasium. Mabilog said that there is still enough space beside the gym just behind the Molo police station that can be developed into a public market.
The City Engineer's Office will have to draw up a market design and start the project immediately, the city mayor said. (Lydia C. Pendon)