Gorospe Estate donates lot for Balingasag Bus Terminal
The Intestate Estate of the late Justice Benjamin K. Gorospe and Isabel P. Gorospe has donated a one-hectare lot to the Municipality of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental for the town’s proposed bus terminal in a formal ceremony held September 3, 2014 at the Municipality’s People’s Palace.
The deed of donation was signed by Carlos P. Gorospe, Sr., representing the heirs of the donors and witnessed by the widows of the late Benjie Gorospe and Edgar Gorospe, Fabiola Mariano and Lolita Roa.
The donation was accepted by Mayor Alexis S. Quina who was authorized by the Municipal Council and was witnessed by Vice Mayor Marietta Roa-Abogado, the members of the municipal council and all barangay chairmen.
Mrs. Aurora A. Gorospe, former Congresman/City Mayor Constantino & Mrs. Divina Jaraula, Lemon Gorospe-Calo, Atty. Mark David Evangelista, Manager of Landbank Cagayan de oro Lending center – Mr. Eden B. Japitana and his Assistant, and department heads also witnessed the official signing of the donation.
In an Order dated September 2, 2014 Judge Dennis Alcantar of R T C Branch 18 of Misamis Oriental appointed Mr. Carlos P. Gorospe, Sr. as Special Administrator specifically empowering him to execute the deed of donation.
In a brief message Mr. Gorospe explained that the heirs have taken great pride in fulfilling the “dream and the wish” of their parents in donating the one-hectare lot. During their lifetime, Justice and Mrs. Gorospe already manifested their desire to give the area for either a public market or bus terminal, or a combination of both, in appreciation of the “humility, religiosity, their love for work, and their dedication towards development and progress” of the people of Balingasag.
On the other hand, Mayor Jaraula invited the audience to look into the great “vista” of Balingasag having a new commercial center along the Highway with possibly Gaisano, Citi Hardware, Robinsons, and SM-SaveMore, Jollibee, McDonald’s and Chowking, among others. This will hasten the conversion of the municipality into a City, he added.
Mayor Quina expressed his deep appreciation and gratitude for the donation and undertook to start with the development of the bus terminal immediately, especially as the Land Bank has assured the Municipality of the availability of a P15 Million loan facility for the project.