|P20 million fish market located at the public market in Mangaldan, Pangasinan|
By Mortz C. Ortigoza
MANGALDAN – The mayor of this burgeoning first class town lauds Congresswoman Gina de Venecia for the P20 million pink-colour huge and swanky fish market the latter has given for the people here.
Mayor Hermie Romero told the lady solon how deep was the gratitude of his constituents to her on the monumental project.
“Thank you so much and we prayed for more projects from Manay,” Romero referred to de Venecia.
The edifice would house 136 fish vendors who were displaced by the fire that gutted their stalls last year.
Former Speaker Jose de Venecia, who also spoke in the inauguration held here recently, said that the fish building is incomparable to none in the 4th congressional district he used to represent and is presently represented by his wife Gina.
“This project is free! This project helps Mangaldan to contract a lesser loan to finance her other public building. We made this so Mangaldan would have fewer loans. This is for the people of Mangaldan,” the former five-time speaker of the House of Representatives rabble roused to the cheering crowd who were composed of this town’s officials, village chiefs, and the hoi polloi.
Mayor Romero told the former Speaker that in the last week of July will start the groundbreaking of another much bigger P60 million public market that will be located near the Fish Market.
The funds of this hailed from the loan this town’s contracted with the Land Bank of the Philippines- Dagupan City.
Rep. Gina de Venecia, who was introduced by the mayor as “Visita de Honour” declared that she will add another second floor for the P20 million fish market that she bankrolled from her annual P70 million Priority Development Fund..
“We would reciprocate a thousand times the love of the people here has given to us (De Venecias),” the amiable lady solon told the crowd.