Lazatin to improve rural health units
ANGELES CITY — Mayoralty Aspirant Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. told Barangay Pandan residents recently that he will work for the improvement of rural health units in the city .
The oppositionist councilor vowed to work for the health centers so that residents don’t have to travel a long distance to reach the city’s only public hospital, Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center (RLMMC), formerly known as Ospital Ning Angeles (ONA).
Speaking in front of the villagers, Lazatin said that the current rural health units of the city are in dire need of facilities, services from medical professionals, and medicines.
The councilor said he will address the issues if given a chance to serve as local chief executive.
“The issue of providing affordable and accessible health care services to citizens is one of my priorities,” Lazatin said as he highlighted his “Six-Point Agenda,” which includes health, education, solid waste management, housing, youth and sports development, and infrastruct ur e.
Lazatin recalled during the term of his father, Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin, as Pampanga First District Representative, they provided medical assistance and free medicines to their const i t uent s.
Lazatin said he is planning to continue what his father started with the improvement of this city’s rural health units. Earlier, Lazatin disclosed his plan to improve the city’s health services by providing free mandatory annual physical check-up and other medical-related benefits to senior citizens.
SANTA RITA — The management of Museo Ning Santa Rita de Cascia is again preparing its facilities for the influx of pilgrims from all over Pampanga and far off parishes this coming Lenten Season.
This was announced by Museum director Annabelle Abinales who added that the parish through Rev. Fr. Rolando Lopez had instructed that the doors of the facility be opened for pilgrims.
The Museo ning Parokya nang Santa Rita de Cascia is located at the second floor of the old convent building attached to the old parish church. The building, which was restored in 1994, now houses the historical artifacts, contemporary and antique images, as well as old furnishings of the church and its old rectory.
The facility also offers a tour of the church, which houses the first-class relic of Saint Rita. Tourists may also visit the recently restored bell tower of the parish, which is accessible through the museum.
Abinales said that they are planning on hosting once again guided tours for walk-in visitors and setting up processional images on display.
The Lenten Season officially starts on March 6, Ash Wednesday.