The municipality of Murcia conducted the blessing and inauguration of its newly renovated wet market and public plaza, and the newly constructed two-storey multi-purpose building at the plaza last Tuesday, March 22.
With tiled display tables, floors and a washing area with flowing water and suitable drainage system, the renovated wet market offers vendors and marketgoers a cleaner, more comfortable and more pleasant market experience.
On the other hand, the beautification of the plaza involved the construction of new steel perimeter fences, installation of red brick pathways ideal for walking and jogging, and wide grass-covered open space ringed with benches and bright lamps, among other improvements.
The new building will host the Senior Citizens’ Office, Tourism Office, museum for the town’s historical, cultural and artistic treasures, a function hall and an air-conditioned library with computers and free wifi connection.
“These and other past projects under this administration will be enjoyed not only by our generation but by the next generations to come,” said Murcia Mayor Gerry Rojas.
“Take good care of these projects, and always keep them clean, well-maintained and presentable because these projects belong to all you, your children and grandchildren, and to all Murciahanons,” he stressed.
The mayor thanked the provincial government, particularly Gov. Bong Lacson, Vice-Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer, 3rd District Rep. Francisco Benitez, and Board Members Andrew Montelibano and Manman Ko for their continued support to the town, which allowed his administration the opportunity to deliver all these projects. The province, thru Gov. Lacson, contributed P3 million for the beautification of the public plaza.
The governor, who was the guest of honor, together with the two board members, congratulated Murcia officials for the accomplishments.
“Your plaza is the face of your town. I pass here every week on my way to and from San Carlos City. When Mayor Rojas approached me for the renovation of the plaza, I immediately helped. I’m happy that the province was able to help in making your plaza more beautiful,” Gov. Lacson said.
He assured Mayor Rojas, the town officials and all Murciahanons that the provincial government, together with BM Montelibano and BM Ko, will continue to help and fund whatever projects will help Murcia.
BM Ko recalled that, several weeks ago he also attended that inauguration of the new public cemetery and sanitary landfill, and he is back in Murcia for the inauguration of the wet market, the public plaza, and new two-storey building.
“Since Mayor Gerry and VM Johnny Reosura assumed office, we have witnessed that they lived up to their ‘Paspas Asenso, Murcia’ slogan by rapidly delivering numerous projects for Murciahanons. We have the wet market, public plaza, the new multi-purpose building, cemetery, landfill, CPSU extension classes, and many more,” BM Ko said.
“Indeed, Murciahanons made the right decision in entrusting Mayor Gerry and VM Johnny to their respective positions. With the cooperation between the executive branch headed by Mayor Gerry and the legislative branch under VM Johnny, you have seen how fast-paced the development of Murcia is. All these projects would not have come to fruition if there is no unity among all of us,” BM Ko pointed out.
BM Montelibano also extended his congratulations for the accomplishment of the projects.
“We thank our governor and vice-governor for their support to Murcia. Since I took office as your Board Member together with BM Ko, we have facilitated with the provincial government for the delivery about P90 million worth of infrastructure projects in Murcia. Congratulations, Murcia!,” BM Montelibano said, adding that he continues to personally support Mayor Rojas as town mayor for the coming May election.
For his part, Vice Mayor Johnny Reosura thanked the provincial government officials, his fellow town officials and all Murciahanons for their support for the town’s programs.
During the program, the town officials also presented a plaque of recognition to newly-minted Mechanical Engr. Janry Custodio Plaga of Brgy. Alegria, Murcia for placing No. 7 in the licensure exam conducted last February 27-28.
A plaque of appreciation was also presented to Ceneco Director Dwight Carbon and Ceneco-Murcia employees headed by Area Manager Hernani Veniegas for promptly restoring electrical services in the aftermath of Typhoon Odette and for providing medical and other essential assistance at the height of the COVID pandemic.*