Mayor Siao has announced promising developments for Iligan City as he revealed plans to renovate and beautify the beloved Iligan City Public Cemetery in Barangay Villa Verde, which has been neglected in recent years. With a budget of 15 million pesos allocated for the proposed renovation, the project aims to transform the cemetery into a dignified and respectful resting place for the departed and visitors alike.

Covering an area of 2,226 square meters, the renovation project goes beyond aesthetics; it is about ensuring that the cemetery meets the needs of the community. Since its establishment, efforts have been made to modernize and organize the space. From disorganized and cluttered pantheons, it will be transformed into apartment-type burial chambers capable of accommodating more.

These enhancements include the creation of separate areas for children and adults, as well as bone chambers. The result? A state-of-the-art cemetery park that reflects reverence for the deceased. Additionally, a large cross will stand as a symbol of collective remembrance and respect for all who have passed.

Led by the diligent work of the City Engineer’s Office (CEO) under the Economic Enterprise Development and Management Office (EEDMO), this project marks a significant milestone for the city. It is aimed at providing a space where families can find solace and peace, and where their departed loved ones can rest in eternal tranquility.

“As your Mayor, I couldn’t be prouder of this initiative,” Mayor Siao expressed, “and I am excited about its positive impact on our community. Thank you for your unwavering support, and let us look forward to a brighter future for Iligan.”