Abucay Mayor Liberato P. Santiago, Jr. donated almost one-hectare land in Barangay Calaylayan, about a stone’s throw away from the new municipal hall, to be used as a government center. Engr. Ernesto Vergara, the municipal administrator, said the area, more or less 9,000 square meters, will house the field offices of the Department of Health, Department of Science and Technology, Civil Service Commission, and Bureau of Internal Revenue.
The Commission on Audit office already relocated its office in the area about two years ago. The Abucay police station will stay in the present location as the municipal government has already donated the property to the Philippine National Police (PNP), Vergara said.
The office of Bureau of Fire Protection and Post Office will be placed near the municipal arcade. Vergara revealed that plans are now underway to establish an exclusive lane for cargo trucks coming from the Roman Highway to separate them from the private motorists to avert traffic congestion in the area.
Meanwhile, the P73 million new municipal hall of Abucay may be completed in October or before December. “We have not yet set the exact date since a lot of things are still being iron out,” said Vergara. The old municipal building of Abucay might be converted to a museum of public library. “But things are yet to be finalized,” he added.