BACOLOD City Representative Evelio Leonardia and Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano led the groundbreaking rites on Monday for the P7-million Barangay Felisa Government Center poised to become the largest barangay hall in Bacolod.

Funding for the construction came the Office of Rep. Leonardia with P3 million and from the Office of Rep. Alejano, P4 million.

Barangay Felisa Government Center
BACOLOD. City Representative Evelio Leonardia (second from left) and Magdalo party-list Rep.Gary Alejano (right), with Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya (left), village chief Mona Dia Jardin (center) and Councilor Roberto Rojas, lead the groundbreaking Monday for the Barangay Felisa Government Center. (Carla N. Cañet)

Leonardia said that once the building is completed, it will be the most expensive barangay hall in the Province of Negros Occidental.

"Barangay Felisa is close to my heart because this is the host barangay of our sanitary landfill and dumpsite which I consider as an economic stimulant as long as it is properly maintained," he said.

The funding is part of the P24 million set aside by the Department of Public Works and Highways for infrastructure and road projects.

This project is for everybody in Barangay Felisa, Alejano said.

“Even if there is no pork barrel allocation, it will not stop us from linking the people to the resources of the government. I am also from this province and it is but fitting to help Felisa with this project,” he added.