Mayor Isaias Masendo to provide P9.9M housing project for natives

By VICTOR O. SAMONTE

TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur – Mayor Isaias Masendo has designed a P9.9 million housing project for his town’s indigenous people.

In an exclusive interview, Masendo revealed that aside from the housing project, ready for implementation is a five-hectare cemetery which he said his town urgently needs.

According to Masendo, he had long planned to provide and develop an affordable housing project for his locality’s indigenous people knowing some of them could not afford to own land
and build a home for themselves.

“The national government has seen the urgent need of the indigenous people for a housing project and made available the P9.9 million. The project will be undertaken this year by Talacogon LGU,” he said.

Masendo, who indicated that he is not running for any position in the May, 2013 mid-term elections, said that the national government had also allocated an amount for the construction of a municipal cemetery.

The Talacogon chief executive said the cemetery will be categorized into three: 1) one-and a-half (1-1/2) hectares Ordinary; 2) Two (2) hectares First Class; and 3) one-and-a-half (1-1/2) hectares Second Class.

“I want to see the two projects implemented and hope they will be completed this year,” he said.’

Mayor Masendo has served Talacogon for several terms and has been instrumental in transforming its potentials into a booming economy. His leadership style and charisma inspired his people to work and convert the wide swath of lands into productive farms and fishponds. The town is now one of Agusan del Sur’s most progressive.

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