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Phase 1 construction of open gym in Ga-ang, Tanudan completed

Tanudan, Kalinga – The construction of an open gymnasium at Barangay Ga-ang, Tanudan, Kalinga saw progress with the completion of Phase 1 in the first week of October, according to Information Officer John Ryan Awingan.

The first phase includes groundworks, foundation, concrete posts, and others.

Once completed, the people in the area can have a place for their social activities, meetings, and sporting events – a great help for a barangay needing a bigger facility for community gatherings and assembly.

Awingan said that the facility shall be given another funding next year for the continuation of construction. The staggered works are done due to the LGU’s limited budget.

The project is part of the bid of Tanudan Municipal Local Government Unit under the administration of Mayor Jaedicke Rhoss Dagadag to build open gymnasiums in all barangays in the municipality.

The open gymnasium in Ga-ang was initially allotted with P1.2million funding from the Municipal Local Government Unit’s 20% fund. The amount covers the first phase construction of the facility.

“Kas naibagak idi first term ko nga masapul maikkan amin nga barangays ti gymnasium ta dakkel nga tulong kanyada daytoy nga gym para kadagiti insigun nga programs ti barangay ken schools,” he said.

Among the barangays that already have their open gym is Seet, Mabaca, and Banagao, Poblacion. The construction of the gymnasium in Taloctoc is expected to start this November 2022, while the one in Mangali will be erected next year.

Dagadag added that they allotted a budget for building a gymnasium in Lubo, but it is yet to be constructed. He explained that the community opted to wait until the concreting of roads will go closer to Lubo in order for the funding to go to the project and not be spent on manual hauling.

“Anusan tayo pay lang kakailyan nga yTanudan ta inut-inuten tayo dagitoy projects, bingaybingayen tayo ti IRA nga bassit inggana maikkan amin ti barangays ti gym,” he said, adding that the LGU is sourcing out more funding outside to cover more projects in Tanudan.


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