After the ground-breaking ceremony last November 2019, the rehabilitation of the 3-kilometer access road from Barangay Paling to Barangay Mamaanun is finally turned over to the Local Government of Piagapo, Lanao del Sur during a turnover and acceptance ceremony on December 7, 2020.
The momentous event was attended by the Vice-Governor Mohammad Khalid R. Adiong of Lanao del Sur, Mayor Cadidia M. Lininding of Piagapo, Vice Mayor Ali L. Sumandar of Piagapo, Provincial Environmental and Natural Resources Officer Mamacaya M. Lucman, Al-Hadj of Lanao del Norte, Focal Person Pili M. Papandayan of Provincial Project Management Office (PPMO), Deputy Protected Area Superintendent (PASu) Ismail C. Ambola, Assistant Focal Person Samsodin B. Taha of PASu, General Manager Ayobkhan L. Sumanda of the RTCS, Technical Extension Officer (TEO) Sanny P. Alonto, Barangay Chairmen, Rural Infrastructure Engineers, RPCO staff, PASu staff, and PPMO-Provincial LGU staff.
Residents were also present to witness the said ceremony while strictly complying with the LGU’s health protocols such as practicing social distancing and wearing face masks.
Renren Trading and Construction Services, the contractor for the RI subproject, started the rehabilitation of the access road on November 28, 2019, and completed it on November 30, 2020, a week prior to the turnover. To confirm the completion, a final inspection or validation of the access road rehabilitation project was conducted the day after its completion.
The turnover ceremony was executed and memorialized through the unveiling of the monument and was followed by short yet meaningful messages of gratitude by PENRO Lucman, Vice Mayor Sumandar, Vice Governor Adiong, PPMO Focal Person Papandayan, Barangay Chairmen of Paling and Mamaanun, and TEO Alonto.
But the speech that became a highlight during the ceremony was that of the contractor’s. He fully emphasized the importance of dedication and perseverance in one’s work, to quote, “when you are making something, start it with dedication, do it strongly in the middle, and finish it with love.”
The ceremony was formally ended with Engineer Sanny Alonto’s closing remarks and then followed by photo documentation of the officials and staff at the monument.
RPCO and PPMO-PLGU staff alongside with the unveiled RI monument.
From left to right: (name), RI Engineer Khalid B. Dimaocor of PPMO-PLGU, WMO Juvany L. Barquio of RPCO, IEC Officer Ivy Gayle R. Lozada, GIS/MIS Specialist Rosemary Vismanos, Finance Analyst Almirah C. Mangotara, RI Engineer Pinky L. Idulsa of RPCO, M&E Officer Mia M. Tocmo of RPCO, PPMO Focal Person Pili M. Papandayan, RI Engineer Abdulfattah A. Salong of PPMO-PLGU, and SMO Ramil M. Minalang of Marawi-Saguiaran Subwatershed
Unveiling of the monument
Drone shots of the 3-km access road