Mayor Furigay vows ‘many things coming’ for Lamitan PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 January 2015 11:42

Lamitan City Mayor Rose Furigay, recipient of awards both at the regional and national level for her various programs, said Wednesday in her State of the City Report (SOCRE),  there are still many things coming for the city as she called on Lamiteños to help her achieve the common vision of the people.

In the SOCRE that was held at the Datu Dizal Cultural Center, Furigay enumerated a lost list of accomplishments achieved by her administration for the months of January to December 2014.

“The various awards bestowed on our city namely, the Seal of Good House Keeping, Seal of Good Local Governance, Civil Defense-ARMM Gawad-Kalasag Award, Best Local Disaster Coordinating Council, One LGU, One Good Governance Initiative, the Public Market Project which was considered as one major infrastructural reform initiatives, best human reform practices, and recently as the 2014 Regional Outstanding Lady Executive (ROLE) would not have been possible without the cooperation and support of my department heads and of course the trust and confidence given to me as your mayor,” Furigay emphasized.

She said the city’s health programs and projects included seven birthing facilities in barangays Limook, matibay, Colonia, Baungus, Ulame, Sta. Clara and Malinis, seven health facilities in barangays Limook, Malinis, Calugusan, Balagtasan, Campo Unu, Kulay Bato and Baungus.

“An effective measure of how well our health services perform is our Maternal and Child Health Indicators which increased compared to last year’s figures. Our Skilled Birth Attendants is at 72% and Facility Based Deliveries is at 56%. This rates are roughly 20% higher than 2013 rates. This demonstrates increase of the people’s confidence in our delivery of maternal and child health services.

• Aside from the various regular health programs implemented by the City Health Office, the Reaching Out Serving Everyone (ROSE) Health Caravan has served 13,000beneficiariesand benefitted 2,000 families in around 25 Barangays it has visited.The services offered are:

o Medical services

o Supplemental feeding

o Dental services

o Free haircut, slippers, seed distribution and animal care services.

o We also have recently included the UsapangBuntis Sessions or Buntis Party.

o We also began the screening for hypertension and diabetes mellitus for 1,095 clients who are at risk for these diseases and we intend to continue these programs and services throughout my term,” she continued.

The mayor said the her administration also supports the Department of Education that is why it is maintaining 379 scholars at present, the sports activities of the school, completed the construction of the Madrasah College and also supports the 100 Madaris teachers.

To help the people alleviate poverty the government also helped subsidized 15, 769 Phil Health Insurance subscribers, 310 senior citizens have also been given free Phil Health cards, provided P5.5 million for livelihood for the poor and also engaged women participation for development in all the 45 barangays.

Furigay also expounded the various programs of her administration in agriculture, sanitation and public order such as the creation of the Bantay Basura, disaster risk reduction and mitigation.

She said the local government was a recipient of the DILG modern firetruck, the procurement of the barangay emergency vehicles, completed the Yakan Cultural Weaving Center and the Lamitan Therapeutic Park.

“To do away with the parlance, it is simply giving to you my dear Lamiteños, the quality of service that you deserve, for you are ultimately our most important customers. We are envisioning a more accessible, more effective and efficient public services that will empower our people to participate effectively in community building,” she added.

The city government has envisioned to provide service to the people with utmost sincerity. The mayor vowed to continue to provide and impart the zeal of excellence to the Lamitenos.

Thousands of people gathered at the cultural center to listen to the message of the mayor. (Nonong santiago)‘

In such a short time, I have seen how hard you work to support our common goal for Lamitan. There are still a lot of things coming our way. I believe, nothing is impossible if we do what we intend to do together for the greater good of our beloved Lamitenos and for the greater glory of our Lamitan Kong Mahal. It is indeed a privilege for me to be given the chance to make your lives better. I call on everyone to help us achieve this common vision with all our passion, dedication to service and love of humanity under God’s guidance, we can and we will,” she ended her report.