True to form and function, a local government can be measured by the efficiency, effectiveness and wide coverage of service it can render to its constituency, nonetheless to those who live far from the present government centers. It was on this basis that this innovative concept of creating the ' The City Hall Annex cum Upland Central Extension Office' came into being.
This is a first in Bicol Region according to the Department of Interior and Local Government Director Blandino Maceda who was the guest speaker on the occasion who rained accolades on Mayor Linda P. Gonzalez whose indefatigable resource of energy and creativity led to the creation of this extension services to 12 mountain barangays and 3 coastal barangays.
|Testimonials coming from Barangay Officials led by Png Bgy. Buban reflected the deep need of the services mentioned in terms of time, transportation and other vital resources. All other sectors were made to state their own appreciation of new approach in governance which they thought would even out what centro poblacion had because they were near the City Hall. In a response speech, this sentiment was aptly quoted by Mayor Linda P Gonzalez when she said 'If Mohammed cannot go to the mountain, the mountain will go to Mohammed.'|
|The event was succeeded by the cutting of the ribbon ceremony and unveiling of the marker of the newly erected building that will be manned by a skeletal force to replicate the services being provided by the City Hall. Now, the natural impediment of distance, time and security of service that had longed delayed their progress has been made already available to them. The time of deprivation has been breached leading to more opportunities and further future development.|
|To many, including the members of the academe, June 4, 2012 in Bgy. Paulba, Ligao City, will be long remembered as a propitious day in the annals of local governance in the Province of Albay and the fulfillment of the aspiration of the people that had been earlier recognized by the City Government of Ligao.|