SAN ILDEFONSO, Bulacan–The deteriorating and still underdeveloped roads in this vegetable capital town of Bulacan will now be constructed as the national government has earmarked a P1-billion worth of road construction projects in at least 10 barangays provincial, municipal and barangay roads.
Mayor Fernando “Gazo” Galvez, who was a former councilor before he ran and won as first time mayor in May elections said construction of roads will prioritize farm to market in Barangay Sapang Dayap which almost all sections have remain rough and had not been cemented or asphalted for decades now.
Sapang Dayap with 9 other barangays–Alagao, Bubulong Munti, Umpucan, Upig, Bagong Barrio, Bulusukan, Pulong Tamo, Telepatio and Maasim will get a P500,000 million worth each road works funds from the Department of Public Works and Highways for the start of the projects by 2023 and the remaining half billion for the continuity of the works in 2024.
Galvez who was just a previous staff who prepares coffee and serve them to guests in the office of his former mayor uncle and two cousins has already been exposed to the ardent needs of the people in the far-flung barangays, one of them is the poor road condition particularly farm-to-market roads and the need to construct and do repairs.
Galvez said even the roads in Barangays Gabehan and Baswit and other vegetable producing villages have also been destroyed over the years and need repairs and reconstruction.
San Ildefonso is the vegetable capital of Bulacan as top producer of ‘pakbet’ vegetables–squash, eggplant, tomato, bitter melon, string beans and other veggies upo, kundol, sayote, papaya, sili, cucumber and others.
The produce is being supplied to Metro Manila particularly in Balintawak and Divisoria and all over Bulacan.