AT long last, the town of San Jacinto finally acquired a brand new and modern firetruck made available by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) through the initiative of Fourth District Rep. Christopher “Toff” de Venecia.
De Venecia, DILG provincial officer Paul Lalata and San Jacinto Mayor Leo de Vera led the blessing ceremony for the new firetruck last December 5.
Mayor De Vera considers the new firetruck as a big boon to San Jacinto and profusely thanked Cong. De Venecia, DILG Sec. Eduardo Año and President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for the precious gift they brought to the town.
De Vera said it was the greatest Christmas gift received by the people of San Jacinto because his town never had any firetruck of its own being a third class town
In turn, Cong. De Venecia thanked DILG Sec. Año for granting his request for a brand new fire truck for the town.
De Venecia called on the people of San Jacinto to treasure their new firetruck that is capable of loading 1,000 gallons of water at a time to be used in suppressing fires, and which could also be harnessed in any calamity.
“It’s good feeling to have when you know that after years of making a follow up, your request has been finally granted,” De Venecia said.
Municipal Fire Marshal Randy Fabro said the town has been using an old firetruck it borrowed long time ago from the adjacent Mangaldan Fire Department.
Hailing the arrival of the brand-new firetruck through the intervention of Congressman De Venecia, Fabro said his team “can perform our mandate more efficiently and effectively not only in fire control and prevention but also in times of calamities like floods, earthquakes and also during the current COVID-19 pandemic.”
Meanwhile, Mayor Leo de Vera and Vice Mayor Robert de Vera has asked Congressman De Venecia to again lend his support to the town’s plan to develop an eco-tourism park in Barangay Bolo.
The proposed park will include man-made waterfalls and lagoon where visitors can ride boats leisurely, enjoy the panoramic view of the whole town and the Lingayen Gulf, a bike trail and provide facilities for extreme adventures, including a zipline and wall climbing. (Leonardo Micua)
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