Homeless in Bohol Gets New House
Jolic Clavecillas’ happiness happened when Hon. Leonila Paredes Montero, Panglao Mayor, personally shouldered the expenses and led a team that transformed what used to be an almost inhabitable shanty of the receiver into a decent, comfortable, and secured dwelling.
All these started when Richard “hardy” Duldolao, a blogger and the Information Officer of the Local Government Unit of Panglao, brought the condition of Clavecillas before the generous and thoughtful Lady Mayor.
Mayor Montero, a mother with a noble heart and the needed resources, immediately created a team of men and women from the LGU-Panglao and ordered them to rehabilitate the shanty of Clavecillas.
The rehabilitation efforts started on Friday, and it was completed and turned over to the deserving family late yesterday afternoon.
Jolic, whose wife is in Manila looking for a job, is left with three children. What makes it more meaningful is that the construction work of the house happened during the birthday of his eldest child, Julie Mark, on Friday.
The Lady Mayor tapped the services of able men and women from the LGU-Panglao. Engr. Ruel Atendido, one of the officers of the Municipal Engineering Office, handled the management of the rehabilitation.
PLt. Amelito Melloria, Chief of the Panglao Police Station, brought some men in uniform to secure the area and rendered the construction initiative some muscles.
Not to be outdone are the men from the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources, aka the MENRO BOYS, with their ever-active officer Lino Sumaylo, provided additional carpentry skills to expedite the construction to just two days.
Jonathan Aparre, a religious Pastor of the town, and some volunteers from the Responsible Riders Club of Panglao, and other volunteers who preferred to maintain their anonymity, extended their help.
Hon. Amira Alia Montero-Caindec and Hon. Eduard Mejos, two of the well-respected members of the august body of the Sangguniang Bayan of Panglao, have their hands on deck during the conduct of the project.
Handling and overseeing that all construction materials were available was Mary Ann Lagnason, Personal Assistant of the Lady Mayor.
Staff members of the office of the Mayor, headed by Mr. John Paul Maslog, Executive Secretary of the Local Chief Executive, ensured that the supply of food to all the workers during the construction period was available.
Jerome Maniwang, Municipal Assesor, helped manage the kitchen.
To cap the construction works was the religious blessing of the abode done by Rev. Fr. Joel Ruyeras, signifying the turnover ceremony.
The family of Mayor Montero prepared a simple banquet right after the turnover ceremony with one roasted pig on the table at the construction site at Purok 5, Libaong, Panglao.
Jolic and his three children were not able to contain their emotions. They just shed their tears of happiness because of the generosity of the Lady Mayor. (Press Release, LGU Panglao)