Mayor orders repairs on Ker Building

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ILOILO City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas recently inspected Ker Heritage Building and ordered repairs on certain facilities, particularly the restroom at the back area.

Treñas directed Building Administrator Neuens Mitch Antiqueña Jr. to implement the repairs.

He also instructed General Services Office head Joren Sartorio for the proper turnover of 1,000 handcuffs, 150 stretchers and 100 baby weighing scales that were discovered in the building’s storage room.

Meanwhile, the City Gallery has started setting up at historic Ker and Co. heritage building after it was taken out of ground floor of City Hall.

The City Gallery houses plaques of awards, memorabilia and photo walls of Ilonggo festivals and cultural excellence will be fitted at Ker building to complement the City Tourism and Development Office.

Treñas said the transfer will give way to urgent needs of the elderly who transact and avail services with the City Government.

“We want to prioritize frontline services particularly senior citizens so they will not find it difficult to go up to second floor where the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) is located,” Treñas said.

OSCA processes discount IDs and booklets which the beneficiaries can use to avail of discounted privileges in groceries, food and medicines, among others. (PIO)