P50M restora­tion project of old City Hall bldg starts

The Freeman - - REGION - — Juan­cho R. Gal­larde

DU­MAGUETE CITY — Fi­nally, the ground­break­ing of the P50-mil­lion restora­tion project of Du­maguete’s old City Hall build­ing is sched­uled on Jan­uary 24, with fund­ing from the Na­tional Mu­seum.

Mayor Felipe Re­mollo an­nounced this to the city gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ees, and di­rected the City Engi­neer’s Of­fice to start as­sist­ing and co­or­di­nat­ing with the de­part­ments that will be af­fected by the restora­tion project.

Re­mollo as­sured the City Schools Di­vi­sion, the city em­ploy­ees, and the public that there will still be egress and engress at the old build­ing. The mayor has plans of land­scap­ing the build­ing, with trees and plants, to­wards the Que­zon Park up to the Bel­fry of the Cathe­dral. When fin­ished, it will not just be a re­gional mu­seum for ar­ti­facts but the en­tire land­scaped area will have a mini-oval for prom­e­naders

Re­mollo is very op­ti­mistic 2018 will be a bet­ter year for Du­maguete City. The lay­ing of the time cap­sule for the project will be on the 24th also, and the mayor said he ex­pects the restora­tion of the façade of the old City Hall done in seven months.


Built in 1097, the Du­maguete City Hall (above) is lo­cated be­tween the two most fa­mous tourist at­trac­tions Que­zon Park and Rizal Boule­vard in the heart of the city.

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