Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, 3rd District Rep. Francisco Benitez, and 3rd District Board Member Manman Ko joined Mayor Victor Gerardo Rojas, Vice-Mayor Johnny Reosura, Sangguniang Bayan members, punong barangays and other local officials and employees in the blessing and inauguration of the Murcia Legislative Building recently.
Fr. Ricky Atillaga of Murcia’s Immaculate Conception Parish led the blessing of the two-storey building, which is annexed to the left of the municipal hall, and has a spacious session hall and individual offices for the town’s 10 SB members.
“Congratulations to Mayor Rojas and other Murcia officials for implementing projects that benefit the Murciahanons. These projects would not have been possible without the support of your Sangguniang Bayan. With this new building, I hope you will be encouraged and be more motivated to do more, and to continue to serve and support the vision of your mayor,” Lacson said in his message.
Rojas thanked the governor for all the support he has extended to Murcia, especially for its Covid vaccination program, the P3 million for the plaza renovation, artificial insemination clinic, and 50 sacks rice for the indigents, a press release from the town said.
“We work harmoniously with the Vice-Mayor and SB members, our punong barangays, department heads and employees. Whenever there are concerns and issues, I call for a meeting with them and we work for a consensus. I hope that this new legislative building will motivate our SB members to work harder to deliver more productive programs to all Murciahanons,” Rojas added.
The mayor narrated that, when he assumed office in July 2019, he saw the needs that the town officials should prioritize, such as the legislative building, plaza renovation, senior citizens’ building with tourism office, museum and library, the MDRRMO Command Center monitoring the CCTV cameras all over the town proper, the CPSU extension classes, sanitary landfill and public cemetery.
Murcia is also renovating the wet market section of the public market, including the drainage and installation of tiles for display tables and washing sinks.
Rojas also said he is presently working on the preservation of the PLDT satellite tower and building at Mount Canlandog, with the aim of developing the area into an eco-tourism attraction.
Reosura also thanked the governor for his support for Murcia, and Rojas for his support to the legislative branch, the press release added.*