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Valenzuela City Inaugurates the New Solar-Powered Bisig Barangay Hall

Bisig Barangay Hall
ST SOLAR-POWERED BARANGAY HALL IN THE CITY: Valenzuela City Mayor WES Gatchalian leads the inauguration of the first solarpowered barangay hall in the city, the Bisig Barangay Hall, October 12, 2022. The three-storey building was one of the projects of the mayor during his last term as Deputy Speaker but has finished construction now that he is the chief executive of the City. The building with a total floor area of 348.6 square meters is powered by 24 solar panels that can generate a maximum of 10,800-kilowatt energy to power the operation of the building. (Mico Quebrar, Photo)

Better government services are now closer and accessible to the residents of Barangay Bisig as Valenzuela City, led by Mayor WES Gatchalian inaugurates the New Bisig Barangay Hall and Welcome Arc on October 12, 2022, as part of the city’s mission to provide a more comfortable and efficient lifestyle for every Valenzuelano.

The New Bisig Barangay Hall is the first solar-powered barangay hall in the city and was made through the initiative of Mayor WES Gatchalian when he was still in his last term as the city’s first district representative. It is a three-storey building standing on a 116.2 square meter lot with a total floor area of 348.6 square meters and houses several facilities like the Office of the Punong-Barangay, Office of Barangay Kagawads, Office of the Barangay Secretary and Treasurer, Conference Room, and CCTV Room.

Bisig Barangay Hall
NEW BISIG BARANGAY HALL: Mayor WES Gatchalian (center) led the cutting of the ribbon on the inauguration and blessing of the new Bisig Barangay Hall. It is the first solar-powered barangay hall in the city, the Bisig Barangay Hall, October 12, 2022. The threestorey building was one of the projects of the mayor during his last term as Deputy Speaker but has finished construction now that he is the chief executive of the City. The building with a total floor area of 348.6 square meters is powered by 24 solar panels that can generate a maximum of 10,800-kilowatt energy to power the operation of the building. (Mico Quebrar, Photo)

The rehabilitation of the Bisig Barangay Hall, a previously two-storey building which was originally built in 1996 is part of the local government’s mission to improve the quality of different government services for the city’s residents. The new barangay hall is equipped with 24 units of 450W SERAPHIM Solar Panels which can produce up to 10,800 kWh of electricity that can be used in the facility.

Mayor WES excitedly graced the event saying “Ikinagagalak ko pong makasama kayo sa pagbubukas ng kauna-unahang solar-powered barangay hall dito sa ating mahal na lungsod. Ang trabaho po natin ay ang mag-isip lamang po kung paano natin i-lelevel up ang mga proyekto natin dito sa lungsod. Bago po natapos ang aking termino bilang kinatawan ng unang distrito ay inilunsad po natin ang ‘Proyektong Kakaiba’, flagship project po natin ito kung saan ipinakita natin, katulad ng WES Arena at WES Events Place, na ang isang government facility ay puwede pala maging maganda at solar-powered. Marami pala tayong puwedeng gawin sa halagang ginagastos na rin natin noon. Sa unang termino po natin bilang punong-lungsod, ay makakaasa po kayo na ipagpapatuloy natin ang mga proyektong kakaiba.” [I am very pleased to join you in the opening of the very first solar-powered barangay hall here in our beloved city. Our only work is to think of ways on how to level up our projects here in the city. Before the end of our last term as the first district representative, we launched ‘Proyektong Kakaiba’, this is a flagship project wherein we showed that like WES Arena and WES Events Place, a government facility can be beautiful and solar-powered. We realized that we can do several innovations with the same amount of expenses. On my first term as the mayor of the city, I am assuring you that we will continue creating these ‘Proyektong Kakaiba’.”

Bisig Barangay Hall
ENERGY EFFICIENT BARANGAY HALL: Valenzuela City Mayor WES Gatchalian leads the inauguration of the first solarpowered barangay hall in the city, the Bisig Barangay Hall, October 12, 2022. The three-storey building was one of the projects of the mayor during his last term as Deputy Speaker but has finished construction now that he is the chief executive of the City. The building with a total floor area of 348.6 square meters is powered by 24 solar panels that can generate a maximum of 10,800-kilowatt energy to power the operation of the building. (Mico Quebrar, Photo)

On the other hand, Liga ng mga Barangay President, Coucilor Jonjon Bartolome, being the proud Punong Barangay of Bisig said “Noon po ang hinihingi naming ay mabigyan lang ng barangay hall, pero binigyan pa kami ni Mayor WES ng third floor. Kami na po talaga ang first solar-powered barangay hall. Noong araw po kung 8,000 pesos ang ginagastos namin sa kuryente ay nakakatipid kami ng mga 3,000 pesos, ngayon po siguro, sa tulong ng mga bagong solar panels ay madodoble ang aming matitipid.” [Before, we are just asking for a barangay hall, but Mayor WES gave us a third floor. We really were the first solar-powered barangay hall. Before, when our electric bill is 8,000 pesos, we were able to save about 3,000 pesos, now, with the help of these new solar panels, I think we would be able to double our savings.]

Joining Mayor WES and Liga ng mga Barangay President, Councilor Jonjon Bartolome in the inauguration were Engr. Roel Umali from DPWH, Vice Mayor Lorie Natividad-Borja, Councilors Mickey Pineda, Marlon Alenjandrino, SK Federation President, Councilor Goyong Serrano, SK Chairman Jan Carlo Constantino, and other barangay officials.

Bisig Welcome Arc
NEW BISIG WELCOME ARC: The New Bisig Welcome Arc was also inaugurated during inauguration of the first solar-powered barangay hall in the city, the Bisig Barangay Hall, October 12, 2022. The three-storey building was one of the projects of the mayor during his last term as Deputy Speaker but has finished construction now that he is the chief executive of the City. The building with a total floor area of 348.6 square meters is powered by 24 solar panels that can generate a maximum of 10,800-kilowatt energy to power the operation of the building. (Mico Quebrar, Photo)

The blessing of the new Bisig Welcome Arc and Barangay Hall was officiated by Rev. Fr. Reynaldo Fernando, RDO.

By: William Chua

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