Mandaue lawmaker hopeful jail facility can get funding from Congress

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THE Mandaue City Lone District representative is hopeful that the transfer of the city jail facility from Looc Road to its new location in Dungguan, Barangay Basak would soon be realized once it gets an approval from Congress.

Representative Emmarie "Lolypop" Ouano-Dizon told reporters on Friday, May 27, the transfer was already planned in 2019 and that the Mandaue City College (MCC) would occupy the lot vacated by the city jail.

"The Mandaue City Government and I will try our best to start working on these facilities by this year. I would defend the budget for these in the 19th Congress, so this would be approved for funding by 2023," Ouano-Dizon said.

During her meeting with Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes, she said they plan to provide additional funds for landfill and more retaining walls for the admin building of city jail that will be constructed in Dungguan and to construct a separate building for the Mandaue City Jail Female Dormitory.

"After all these, we can finally transfer the MCC. But we will try our very best to expedite the transfer of the MCC as soon as possible," said Ouano-Dizon.

The MCJ and MCC rehabilitation and relocation are part of Mayor Cortes' plan to improve jail and school facilities as he renewed his term after having been reelected last May 9 elections. (HIC, TPT)

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