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In a simple celebration, the local government of Bustos, Bulacan commemorated the town’s 104th Founding Anniversary.

The event also coincided with the groundbreaking of the proposed three-Bustos Multi-Purpose Hall, which was graced by no less than Senator Joel Villanueva.

Health protocols were strictly observed and enforced during the event because of the pandemic, while guests were limited to a minimum as a precaution to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Sen. Villanueva led the groundbreaking ceremony, where he was joined by Congressman Gavini Pancho of the 2nd District of Bulacan, Bustos town Mayor Francis Juan, town councilors and municipal staff.

The town’s founding anniversary also coincided with the week-long “Minasa Festival” that started on January 11 and will last up to January 17, 2021, and was held virtually, according to Mayor Juan.

The multi-purpose hall is an extension of the municipality as the “one-stop shop” wherein it will have offices of national government agencies.

There will also be a tennis court on the roof deck of the building, whose construction was funded by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Sen. Villanueva and Cong. Pancho.

Earlier in the morning, Sen. Villanueva visited and inspected other projects in Bocaue town including the 3-storey classroom buildings, multi-purpose hall, oval track and field sports complex located at ER Cruz Memorial School in Barangay Wakas.

According to the senator, the DPWH First Bulacan Engineering Office headed by District Engineer Henry Alcantara will handle the construction of the projects, amounting to more than P96 million and will be sourced from the 2020 General Appropriation Act (GAA).

“We should always have future thinking whenever there are successful projects like this. More than the project itself is yung magiging epekto nito sa mga kabataang mag-aaral to inspire them to fulfill their dreams in sports. And excited na kami sa track and field oval na ito para sa future athletic competitions hindi lang sa sectoral but also in regional competition,” Villanueva said.

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