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Panglima Estino gets help from ARMM; Regalo sa 37th anniversary

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Good news for residents of Panglima Estino town in Sulu: They stand to benefit from at least two high-impact infrastructure projects from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao regional government.

ARMM officials led by Governor Mujiv Hataman formally turned over the projects to the local government last Jan. 4, which coincided with the town’s 37th anniversary.

The projects include (https://armm.gov.ph/armm-governor-hataman-turns-infra-projects-panglima-estino-sulu/):
– Sagay-Sagay Water Supply System Level II (communal faucet units)
– a school building at the Panglima Estino National High School

Also this year, a new 5.5-km road is being planned for the town, with the project to cost P109.5 million.

With the water system project, communities in Panglima Estino will have safe and potable water.

Before this, residents got their drinking water from deep wells and water pumps, which put them at risk from water-borne diseases.

Residents in outlying Barangay Marsada were even forced to drink salty water from a deep well.

For now, the town government is planning to set up a water district to improve water services, where residents will pay only for the transmission and administrative costs of the water supplied to them.

Meanwhile, the town also got a six-classroom school building at the Panglima Estino National High School. It will benefit senior high school students.

Assisting Hataman in the turnover ceremony were:
– Don Mustapha Loong, Public Works and Highways-ARMM secretary
– Rep. Abdulmunir Arbison (Sulu 2nd district_
– Panglima Estino Mayor Benshar Estino
– Az-Zamier Arbison, district engineer of Sulu’s 2nd district engineering office.

Under Hataman, the ARMM spent P323.77 million worth of infrastructure projects to Panglima Estino since 2012.

Panglima Estino is a fifth-class town with 12 barangays and nearly 30,000 residents.