MP to conduct consultation on parking project

BONTOC, Mountain Province  – The provincial government will be holding a public consultation relative to the planned put up of a parking structure within the vicinity of the Provincial Capitol on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

 

Provincial officials decided to call for the conduct of a public hearing after receiving complaints from various sectors questioning the implementation of the parking project in the Capitol grounds which is considered a heritage area.

The parking project has been proposed to provide adequate parking spaces for motorists in the capital town to avoid congestions along the narrow roads.

The provincial government earmarked P15 million for the possible underground parking project within the town plaza but the same was not feasible, thus, the project was reportedly transferred to the Capital gardens for practicality purposes.

Catholic priest Fr. Marcial Lloyd C. Castañeda claimed that aside from the alleged lack of public consultation or public information about the project, there are no available signages providing the necessary information about the project for the people to know about it.

However, residents and visitors alike expressed their support to the put up of the provincial parking project to provide sufficient parking spaces for motorists and eventually lessen the congestions along the narrow roads of the capital town because the occurrence of daily traffic jams greatly affect the conduct of socio-economic activities of the people.

The results of the upcoming public consultation will serve as a guide to the provincial officials in deciding whether or not to pursue the implementation of the provincial parking project which had already been provided with the required budget this year.

Concerned sectors in the municipality had been clamouring for the put up of sufficient parking structures that will accommodate the huge volume of motor vehicles frequenting the capital town daily ferrying people to transact business with the different public and private offices.

The provincial government started implementing the parking project wherein units of heavy equipment were seen excavating portions of the Capitol gardens to pave the way for the realization of the project in the coming months.

Some sectors are suggesting to the provincial government to build the desired provincial parking structure in one of its properties outside the Capitol area to realize the decongestion of the narrow roads and streets and for provincial officials and employees to be ferried by government vehicles to their offices.

The insufficient parking spaces around the capital town has become a major problem of both the concerned government agencies and the provincial and municipal governments following the enormous growth of the population side by side with the significant increase in the number of motor vehicles frequenting the municipality for people to transact business with the private and public offices.

Provincial officials are optimistic that the outcome of the public consultations regarding the provincial parking project will translate to the betterment of the greater majority of the populace instead of suiting the interest of only a few individuals.

By HENT

 

EL Kikasa

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Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

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