Mayor lauds Capi­tol for dev’t pro­grams

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MA­BAL­A­CAT CITY – Mayor Crisostomo Garbo com­mended the Capi­tol headed by Gover­nor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda and Vice-Gover­nor Den­nis “Delta” Pineda for pri­or­i­tiz­ing the po­ten­tial de­vel­op­ments in this city.

This was gleaned dur­ing the Philhealth Alaga Ka road­show here yesterday, in front of 4,015 new m em ber s.

Ac­cord­ing to Garbo, since he spent most of his years in public ser­vice with the lady gover­nor, he has learned to adopt the pro­grams of the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment in Ma­bal­a­cat City, which have ben­e­fit­ted Ma­bal­aque­nos in terms of health and ed­u­ca­tional as­sis­tance.

Per the in­struc­tion of Gover­nor Pineda, he said his main pri­or­ity is the marginal­ized sec­tor, as well as in­fra­struc­ture like hos­pi­tals and schools.

Mean­while, Gover­nor Pineda an­nounced the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of the dis­trict hospi­tal here and the com­ple­tion of its fa­cil­i­ties. She also added the ad­di­tional con­struc­tion of build­ings for Ma­bal­a­cat City Col­lege, as an in­crease in the num­ber of stu­dents is seen in the next five years.

Ac­cord­ing to Garbo, P50-mil­lion has been al­lot­ted for the projects.

“Ilala­gay na natin la­hat dito (Ma­bal­a­cat) para hindi niyo na kailan­gang lumayo ka­pag nagkakasakit kayo. At para rin sa mga Ka­bataan na gus­tong ma­g­a­ral, meron nang malapit (We will put these here in Ma­bal­a­cat City so you will not have to go far when you get sick and also for the youth who want to study in a school that is near,” Gover­nor Pineda fur­thered.

The lady gover­nor re­minded the at­ten­dees of the ex­is­tence of Repub­lic Act 10931, also known as free tu­ition pol­icy.

“Ma-swerte rin kayo, si Pres. Duterte tin­u­tu­tukan niya ang Clark, lalo na yung de­vel­op­ment nito. Kayo ang unang makik­in­a­bang dyan (You are for­tu­nate that Pres­i­dent Duterte is fo­cus­ing on Clark, es­pe­cially de­vel­op­ments here. You will be first to ben­e­fit from that),” she said.

For his part, Vice-Gover­norPineda thanked the na­tional gov­ern­ment for in­vest­ing time, ef­forts and projects in Clark that will gen­er­ate more jobs and profit for the prov­ince.

— Leah Isidro De Fi­esta/ Pam­panga PIO

Jun Jaso/Pam­panga PIO

HEALTH ROAD­SHOW. Mayor Cris Garbo and Coun­cilor Geld Aquino dis­trib­ute Philhealth mem­ber­ships dur­ing the Philhealth Alaga Ka road­show in Ma­bal­a­cat City on Wed­nes­day.—

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