One site for Antique capitol, San Jose town hall proposed

The Antique provincial capitol is proposed to be constructed in one site with the San Jose de Buenavista town hall in Barangay Supa, San Jose de Buenavista.

Antique Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao, during a media interview Wednesday, said she and San Jose de Buenavista Mayor Elmer Untaran have not yet discussed the plan of relocating both the capitol and the town hall in one site.

However, she is willing to share the five-hectare lot, which the provincial government is planning to purchase within the year.

Both the Antique provincial government and the San Jose de Buenavista local government unit (LGU) are planning to relocate their government edifices outside the town proper of the Antique's capital town due to traffic congestion.

The capitol has to be relocated in a wider area where there could be parking space for the government vehicles and even of the employees, Cadiao said.

In a separate interview, Untaran said that the town hall is located in the busy business area of the municipality where there are banks and other establishments around.

Vehicles of the transacting public are also being parked along the roadside, which causes traffic congestion. Traffic is really a problem, he said.

He said if they could relocate the town hall somewhere outside of the town proper then somehow the traffic problem could be resolved. The San Jose de Buenavista also has no plaza where we could hold programs, he said.

Untaran said usually whenever they have programs, they need to ask permission from the provincial government to use the capitol ground.

The mayor said that he will discuss with Cadiao the relocation of the town hall soonest so the public will find it more accessible for their transactions.

Source: Philippines News Agency