A statue of Rajah Sikatuna will soon be erected by the local government unit (LGU) of his namesake town in Bohol.
This was bared by Sikatuna Mayor Jose Ellorimo Jr. in an interview with dyRD Balita on Thursday.
According to Ellorimo, the provincial government vowed to support the project as Governor Edgar Chatto said that P500,000 will be allotted for the construction.
The fund from the provincial government will be added to the P300,000-budget previously earmarked by the LGU, said Ellorimo.
The project has been approved by the National Historical Institute while a Program of Works is still being awaited, he added.
Initial plans for the initiative indicated that the statue will be placed near the new municipal hall of Sikatuna town.
Sikatuna’s new town hall was completed last month.
It was established using a P19.5 million budget funneled from the Bohol Earthquake Assistance (BEA) fund from the national government.
Construction was carried out by the Maghuyop and YS construction firms after the 7.2-magnitude quake shook Bohol in October 2013 severely damaging the old municipal hall.
While work on the new building was being completed, Sikatuna government officials and other employees conducted work and transactions at makeshift offices.
The temporary workplaces were established right outside the new municipal hall. (RT)