CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III and Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale turned over 31 multicabs worth P4 million to barangay captains yesterday at the Capitol compound.
A captain of an island barangay said he is grateful for finally getting a vehicle that he had been requesting since the previous administration.
“Inyo na ni, wala na moy pirmahan nga MOA, di parehas sa ubang admistrasyon. Kamo na lay rehistro ug pagasolina ani (It’s yours, no need for any MOA, unlike in the other administration),” Davide told the recipients.
Each multicab cost P129,500.
Some multicabs left Capitol with their tanks full, courtesy of the Province.
“Nagpasalamat ko kay sa unang administrasyon pa ko nangayo ani ug bisan lisod ni dad-on didto sa among isla (I am grateful because I had been asking for this since the previous administration, although it’s a challenge bringing this to our island),” said Langub, Sta. Fe Barangay C aptain Rolando Villacarlos.
Villacarlos is also Sta. Fe’s Association of Barangay Councils chairman.
Barangays Langub, Hagdan and Kinatarcan each received a multicab. They are located in Kinatarcan Island.
In getting to the island, one takes a one-hour ferry ride from Hagnaya wharf in San Remigio to Sta. Fe in Bantayan Island, and a two-hour pump boat ride from Sta. Fe to Kinatarcan.
Nine of the 31 vehicles are for five barangays in Bantayan town, Barangay Sta. Cruz in San Francisco, Camotes Island, and the three barangays in Kinatarcan Island.
Magpale said the giving of multicabs has the concurrence of the Commission on Elections since it’s a continuing project.