Business: Brgy. Punta Taytay Development Positive
Brgy. Punta Taytay in Bacolod City’s Southern portion is now developing into an ideal community with the Village Council headed by its barangay captain,Rufino Alcala now on his last term in office, embarking on every aspects of development whether short-term, medium-term or long-term, he said in an interview with newsmen Saturday.
Alcala said among the development in the village council he has carried out has been, employment opportunities with local villagefolks either mobilized as tanods or watchmen and coastal cleaners. Two, Employment for local people is facilitated with multiplier effects for trisikad, tricycle drivers, passenger jeepney drivers and those doing business in the nearby Barangay Sum-ag public market. Even as far away as Ilog town those doing business in Punta Taytay buy oysters which they serve to diners and which they also sell.
The viewing deck which are really somewhat like native restaurants jutting out towards the sea, provides employment, to people in the community, promotes entrepreneurship to local businessmen and generates many other kinds of businesses and trading.
Those who visit the place will notice that it has become a beehive of activities, what with twenty (20) viewing decks built with the help of various corporations such as beverage companies.
The village situated ideally just by the nearby sea has also become a picture of an environmental haven what with the nearby mangrove swamps growing lustily.
There is no particular day or days when people in droves go to Punta Taytay Village in order to partake of its native food, Alcala tells NNF/NDB.
The place is opened for breakfast early in the morning up to lunchtime, 12 p.m. Supper or dinner is at about 5-6 p.m.
One can view the sunset in the village as he sits on the viewing decks. At an average of twenty viewing decks or structures, with four or five tables and chairs each at one time, the 20 restaurants would have about hundreds of patrons. But this is not the exact figure but increases because as patrons leave, others will take their places.
The village Council and the community also benefit from the viewing decks because each pay P1,500 monthly to the village which uses the funds raised for the delivery of basic services such as garbage collection and maintenance of all-around peace and order.
Residents of Purok Seawall were usually previously trouble-makers but with the development of the village, themselves maintain what is good in the subvillage, said Alcala.
With fisheries and tourism considered the main resource of the community, the village council has developed the village potentials using these twin resources.
The Bacolod City government has rocked the boat, but with new-found corporation of the residents here, it has become and is solidifying as ever, added Alcala.*