Dia de Alcalde serves 300 in Sacol island PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 August 2014 11:59

Some 300 residents of Landang Gua availed of free medical and dental services during the Dia de Alcalde program spearheaded by Mayor Beng Climaco Friday, August 22.

Intended to bring the government closer to the people, the Dia de Alcalde brought along contingents from the City Health Office, City Veterinarian Office, City Agriculturist Office as well as the medical and public affairs teams from the Philippine Air Force and the Philippine Navy to serve the island residents.

Mayor Climaco, accompanied by Councilors Percival Ramos, Rommel Agan, Roel Natividad, Gerry Perez, Mike Alavar and Eddie Saavedra, likewise distributed bags to Grade 7 students of Landang Gua Integrated School, as part of her personal advocacy on education.

From Landang Gua, Mayor Climaco and group also took the opportunity of touching base with residents in the nearby barangays to include Busay, Landang Laum and Pasilmanta where City Government projects were also unveiled and turned over.

Consultations with the barangay officials concerned were also held where issues and concerns were affecting the island barangays were tackled.

The outreach mission in Sacol is the second Dia de Alcalde in the island in a month’s time. The first island to visit was in Tigtabon last August 2 where some 500 families also benefited from the free medical and dental services. Demonstrations and tips on agriculture as well as free vaccination for animals and registration of significant events such as birth, wedding and death were also provided.

Aside from the members of the City Council, City Veterinarian Mario Arriola and representatives from the City Engineer’s Office were also present during the island   activity.

All the barangay chairmen from Sacol- Benhamin Adjulla of Landang Gua, Hasim Bara of Landang Laum, Hakim Hamonnoh of Busay and Nasser Absarani of Pasilmanta and their councilmen were present during the series of activities held and spearheaded by Mayor Climaco. —Sheila Covarrubias