CEBU Representative Rep. Vincent Frasco has turned over the recently completed Level 2 water systems to Barangays Dawis Sur, Dawis Norte and Cogon East in Carmen town in northern Cebu.
The communal pumps, each of which cost P2 million, were completed under the supervision of the Department of Public Works and Highways, the implementing agency.
The chairpersons of the three barangays - Cesar Dueñas of Dawis Sur, Aireen Bontia of Dawis Norte and Rosalyn Bontia of Cogon East - thanked the congressman for providing a solution to their water problem.
“Dugay nang uhaw ang mga tawo sa tinud-anay nga panerbisyo. Karon, makatagamtam na ug kahupayan tungod kay aduna nay agas sa tubig nga dugay nang gihandum sa katawhan,” the congressman said.
He noted that Carmen is the source of bulk water supply for Metro Cebu and yet, many residents don’t have access to a potable water system.
Aside from water systems, Frasco has also initiated other infrastructure projects in Cebu’s fifth legislative district.
The biggest project is the construction of a new road that will link the northeastern towns of Liloan and Compostela to the western seaboard, cutting through Danao City’s mountain borders to Asturias.
Frasco also inaugurated three weeks ago a major road project in Poro, with an estimated project cost of P80 milllion. This was implemented in partnership with the Cebu Provincial Government.
The congressman’s medical and social services programs are benefitting people across several towns in the district.
Early this month, he distributed P3.5 million in financial assistance to beneficiaries in Danao City.
More than P650,000 in medical and burial assistance also benefited 300 people from the island towns of San Francisco, Tudela, Poro and Pilar recently.
“Ang pagkasakit o kalisud, pagka ospital o ang kamatayon, wala’y pili. Now is not the time for politics. Now is the time for public service,” Frasco said.
The congressman assured that those who need aid no longer have to produce an endorsement letter from any political leader.
“Dili mi mangutana, unsa imong partido? Ang pangutana ra, nanginahanglan ba ka ug tabang? All you need to do is ask for help. Kutob sa akong mahimo, andam ug tagana ko motabang ninyong tanan,” he added.
With his governance mantra being “Ang Kwarta sa Katawhan, Atong i-uli sa Katawhan,” Frasco also distributed scholarship grants to thousands of students in the district.
He also endeavors to build universities in Liloan and Borbon to help families cope with the rising cost of education. (PR)