Exactly one year after its groundbreaking, the P27.8 Million Mini City Hall project in Barangay Luzviminda, Puerto Princesa City was inaugurated recently by City officials led by Mayor Lucilo R. Bayron.
The construction of mini-city hall in Luzviminda is an initiative to bring basic services closer services to the people and it will deliver services to the residents of Luzminda, Mangingisda, Sta. Lucia, Inagawan, Inagawan-Sub and Kamuning.
Ladi Gemang, Punong Barangay of Luzviminda, is thankful that their barangay has been chosen to host one of the mini-city hall which he said will help a substantial number of his constituents, especially in the delivery of health services.
The City Government of Puerto Princesa considered this feat as a dream come true considering that the opening of the mini-city hall in this southern barangay of the City will spur growth, increase local economic activities and bring more opportunities to the local residents, and make government services more accessible to local residents.
Rolando Amurao, former City Councilor and Executive Assistant of the City Mayor’s Office tasked to manage and supervise the Mini-City Hall’s operations said that the mini-city hall is equipped with government vehicles which will help facilitate them in the delivery of local government services. Amurao explained that all matters that can be resolved at the level in the mini-city hall, they will resolve it there, specifically the processing of Mayor’s Permit.
He explained that Mayor Bayron’s initiatives of opening mini halls in strategic clustered barangays significantly helped ordinary people and residents of far-flung and interior barangays. Therefore, it will be more convenient for them to transact at the City Government, without necessarily going to the City Hall.
The mini-city hall in Barangay Luzviminda is the third of its kind in Puerto Princesa City. The mini-city halls in Macarascas and Napsan have operated and served the constituents within the areas.
In 2019, Macarascas mini-city hall started to operate, while Napsan opened its doors last year.
Another mini-city hall is expected to open soon in Barangay San Rafael, considering that its expected completion date is also this August 2021. The City Government has allocated P27.7 Million for the mini-city hall project in San Rafael.