Friday, May 29, 2020

Soon will Rise the New Public Market of Iligan

(Monday24th day of February 2020)

 

The groundbreaking ceremony of the proposed new public market of Iligan City took place at the Pala-o site on February 20.

The Local Government Unit (LGU-Iligan) led by City Mayor Celso G. Regencia, vice-mayor Jemar Vera Cruz, members of the 17th council, department heads, staff, and several citizens participated and witnessed the groundbreaking ceremony of the new public market.

With a P590 million budget, the project was awarded to BM Marketing as the lowest bidder and the bidder who complied with all the requirements. The new public market with a ground floor area of 2,218 sq m will rise on 9,734 sq m lot area in Pala-o, Iligan City, which will be completed in 18 months, replacing the old public market that has been built with light materials 60 years ago. Councilor Ian Uy, Chair of the Infrastructure Committee of the city council said the project is a two-story building with roof deck. He stated that contrary to some rumors, the site is legally named and registered to the City Government of Iligan. “Mahimo tang proud niini kay kahibalo ta ato kining mapasa sa atong kaanak anakan (We will be proud of this [project] because we know that we can pass this on to our future generations), he exclaimed.

“Ako mo-ingon nga mao na kini ang adlaw nga gimugna sa Diyos, gumikan kay karong adlawa ato na dayong sugdan ang paghimo niining ginadamgo sa atong katawhan nga anindot, matahom, ug lig-on nga merkado. Sa daghan nga katuigan, ang atong merkado karaan mibarog dinhi dapita. for 60 years, ang atong katawhan sa dakbayan sa iligan mo-anhi para mopalit sa ilang kinahanglanon sa panimalay ug sa ilang pagkaon, taliwala sa gakagidlay nato nga merkado wala igsabayan sa atong katawhan nga musulod sa maong merkado gumikan nga kinahanglan man nga mokaon ang matagmiyembro sa pamilya. Gisud-ong kini ni Mayor Celso Regencia sa dili pa siya city mayor niining dakbayan, ug ako usab sa kanunay nga nag sud-on sa kakuyaw sa maong gakagidlay nga merkado. ang atong pinanggang mayor, kauban sa sangguniang panglungsod, naningkamot ug gisaad kini sa atong katawhan nga itukod nato ang bag-ong merkado. gumikan kay ang tanan katawhan sa atong dakbayan nagdamgo man ug maayo nga merkado, ug kini gihimo gayud. taliwala sa daghan kaayo nga pag-saway, ug daghan nga pagbabag nga gikan sa gawas ug bisan mismo sa sulod sa atong administrasyon. (I will say that this is the day the Lord has made, because today we will start the construction of the dream of our citizens of a decent, beautiful, and fortified public market. Many years have passed since the old public market stood to this area. For 60 years, the people of Iligan would come to purchase their needs and consumption, despite the dilapidated state of the market, the public would still come because they have to eat. This has been noticed by Mayor Celso Regencia even before he became the mayor, and I personally worry about the safety of the market. Our beloved mayor, together with the Sangguniang Panglungsod endeavored and promised to the people that we will construct a new market, and so we shall, despite the many criticisms and obstacles both from the outside and even from within the administration)”  Vice-mayor Vera Cruz stated on the welcoming speech during the event. “Kining merkado nga atong itukod, matahum, lig-on, ug kini magsimbolo sa katawhan sa dakbayan sa Iligan, (This market that we will construct, would be beautiful, strong, and would symbolize the people of Iligan), he added.

Mayor Regencia is glad to say: “Wala ko malimot nga akong duha ka-tiil kanunay’ng gasayad sa yuta ug kaning among gahum nga gikuptan, dili kini sa hangtod sa hangtod. Ug kay nisalig man ang katawhan amo sang tagaan ang mga tawo sa among maayong serbisyo, (I would never forget that both of my feet are planted firmly on the ground, and the power vested upon me wouldn’t stay forever. And because the people of Iligan trusted us, we would give them a good service in return). He also added: “Amo kining gisaad kaniadtong panahon sa kampanya, ug ako ning gitguman. Mo-tindug na gyud ug mo-barog ang maanindut nga merkado diri sa Brgy. Pala-o (We promised this during the campaign, and I saved up for this. At last this will be constructed, and would rise the beautiful market here in Brgy. Pala-o).

This is but another difficult and challenging project for the whole Iligan yet another success added to the many under the administration and governance of the City Mayor and the rest of the LGU-Iligan.

 

– Kristoff S. /CIO-Web

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