To provide safe and clean water to residents of Purok 5, Barangay Caputian in Malalag town, the Provincial Government of Davao del Sur turned over a brand new water supply facility which was spearheaded by Governor Douglas Cagas, today.
The DBM-Local Government Support Fund-Financial Assistance to LGUs funded the construction of a water system project worth P2,000,000.00, which was implemented by the Provincial Government of Davao del Sur under the Cagas Administration.
Present during the event were Board Member Atty. Carmelo Delos Cientos III, Malalag Mayor Peter Paul Valentin, Malalag Deputy Governor Ligaya Pascua Gealon, Magsaysay Deputy Governor Jhun Reyes, municipal councilors, barangay officials headed by Caputian Barangay Captain Evelyn Lopez, IP members led by Tribal Chieftain Datu Apolonio Pandoy, PPDO staff headed by Engineer Jupiter Labajo, and residents around the area.
Barangay Captain Lopez, who now has full responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the water system facility, formally accepted the ceremonial key.
Meanwhile, Tribal Chieftain Datu Pandoy thanked the Cagas Administration for its help and support to the people of Brgy. Caputian, Malalag. “Years have passed in Brgy. Caputian, and no projects similar to this portable water system project have ever happened. We, the indigenous people living here, are very grateful to Governor Cagas for giving us this project that seemed impossible at the time, but he fulfilled our wishes in good time,” he said. (PIO|ZFD)