Urdaneta City Hall Annex now open

URDANETA CITY- The newly constructed annex building of the Old City Hall here was formally opened on February 13 and will house the offices of the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD).
Mayor Amadeo Gregorio “Bobom” E. Perez IV said the building was constructed at a cost of P4 million to house offices or departments that are rendering basic services to the city folks.
“I may call it the People’s Building to be accessible to the people needing immediate services. It will be impractical for them to go to the New City Hall in Anonas because of additional transportation costs,” Perez said.
He said it has always been his desire to make the city services accessible to the city’s constituents.
Because of his service oriented governance, Perez has also institutionalized the “mobile service” in which various departments are deployed in barangays to render services closer to the city people.
“We are conducting ‘mobile services’once a month . This way, those who cannot afford to come to the city hall will be served in their own barangays,” he said.
Meanwhile, Perez said they are expecting more businessmen to secure their permits before the extension ends last January 31.
“In spite of the economic crisis, we are hopeful to have higher collections this year. The turn over of those securing permits have increased,” he said.