‘Dia del Alcalde’ visits Latuan PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 14:19

The Dia del Alcalde, an outreach mission intended to bring the government closer to the barangays, yesterday served the far-flung village of Latuan, approximately 52 kilometers east of the city.

Mayor Beng Climaco personally led the mission showcasing the city’s frontline services on health, veterinary, agriculture and civil registration. She also brought along representatives from the Philhealth to help explain to the residents about the City Government’s Philhealth sponsorship program.

Inhabited by over 2,000 residents, the barangay is basically a coconut producing area and planted with various other agricultural crops.

Mayor Climaco said the Dia del Alcalde is a venue where the government showcases its program thrusts on Security Health and Education (SHE) as well as a forum where she can dialogue with the barangay residents regarding projects and   issues affecting their communities.

Hundreds of residents trooped to the barangay hall to avail of the free services rolled out by the local government that included free medical and dental services, demonstrations on agricultural technology, free civil registration and free vaccination of pets.

Rosita Macarandan, Latuan barangay chairperson, thanked Mayor Climaco and the City Government for bringing Dia del Alcalde to her barangay and for serving her constituents.

Such services are badly needed by the barangay residents, who mostly cannot afford to avail of due to financial difficulty and access to agencies providing the services.

Meanwhile, Mayor Beng Climaco took the opportunity of exploring one of Latuan caves dubbed as “seven-door cave” upon the invitation of the barangay residents and to help promote eco-tourism in the barangay.

Seven-door cave is approximately 1.5 kilometers away from the barangay hall and is fast becoming a tourist attraction as different groups and tourists visit the site. Various mineral formations can be found in the cave. — Sheila Covarrubias