Agoncillo Municipal Hall
Agoncillo is one of the municipalities that have gone through the worst times when the nearby Taal Volcano erupted. Public amenities like the municipal hall, the public market, and other major infrastructures have been pounded to the ground and were deemed unsafe.
But if there is a bright light in this dark time, Agoncillians were given the opportunity to reset.
The age-old buildings may have gone down but the LGU was given a clean slate to build safer and relatively more eye-pleasing infrastructures for the community.
The New Municipal Hall
The construction of the new municipal hall was initiated by Mayor Daniel Reyes in 2018.
The hall was in the midst of its transfer from the old (1950s-built) to its new residence in Poblacion when the dreaded volcanic eruption happened in January 2020.
The LGU employees finally settled in the new building in August 2021.
The newly-built municipal hall, with its clean lines and dark wood accents, is a delightful showcase of contemporary Filipino architecture.
Its windows, too, are larger than usual to welcome more light and ventilation, making its offices more pleasing to transactions with the public.
The New Sangguniang Bayan Building
The old municipal site, albeit having some rehabilitations and renovations done in the early 90s, did not withstand the Taal ashfall.
Fortunately, efforts from the local and national offices berthed the construction of the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) in the same area.
The SB building will house the offices of the Sangguniang Bayan, the Vice Mayor, and the BAHAY Party List.
It will also feature a session hall, a library, and a museum on its top floor and offices for the Engineering Department, the Municipal Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council, and the Agriculture Department on the ground floor.
Other national offices like the COA, DILG, and Post Office would also rise in the municipal hall compound and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.