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Duterte II leads turnover of new Davao gymnasium

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Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte’s son, Rodrigo Duterte II, on Monday led  the turnover ceremony of a gymnasium and a funeral home in Davao City.

Duterte II, together with Rep. Duterte’s congressional staff, arrived at the Talomo’s Barangay Hall Satellite Office at Royal Valley in Bangkal around 10:30 a.m. to formally turn over the “Lamayan ng Bayan” and the gym to the projects’ beneficiary.  Officers and members of the Barangay Hall in Talomo welcomed Duterte.

Duterte in a statement said the “Lamayan ng Bayan” will be the first funeral home to offer an accessible venue to Davao City residents who cannot afford decent funeral services for their departed loved ones.

The newly-built gymnasium, turned over to the same barangay, will be utilized for crowd gatherings, assemblies, and activities of the barangay and other local government agencies.

Duterte II said he is glad to be part of the turnover of the Lamayan ng Bayan (the funeral home) and the gym through the efforts of his father    and the Davao City 1st District staff. Along with these structures, the First Congressional District Office donated ten tents to the barangay.

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More similar structures would be turned over to other areas of Davao City soon. The city’s residents will benefit from these projects, especially the Lamayan ng Bayan,” Rep. Duterte said.

After cutting the ribbon at the Barangay Hall Satellite Office, Duterte II and Duterte’s staff headed to the main office of the Barangay Talomo Proper, located along Talomo Road, to attend the formal program prepared by the barangay chief, Engr. Bendor Calamba, and his staff.

In a speech, Calamba expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Dutertes and the entire First Congressional District Office staff for all the programs and projects from which the barangay benefitted. He said all the support given by the district office has already helped a lot of people.

“Thank you, congressman Duterte. Thank you, Mr. Rodrigo Duterte II and the entire First Congressional District Office staff. Rest assured that all your support to the barangay will reach thousands of people,” Calamba said in the vernacular.

Rep. Duterte “wishes for the people of Barangay Talomo to take care of the structures and the tents and to use them properly for everyone’s wellbeing. Through Duterte II, the Davao City legislator also thanked the barangay for its endless support to the First Congressional District Office under his leadership,” Duterte II said.

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