‘Dia del Alcalde’ goes to Sta. Maria, Sangali PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 January 2016 14:04

By Vic Larato


The “Dia del Alcalde,” a medical outreach mission under Mayor Beng Climaco’s priority thrust on health, was conducted this week in barangay Sta. Maria and Sangali.

Bringing along the basic social and health services closer to the people, the “Dia del Alcalde” had served close to 400 mostly indigent residents in Sta. Maria last Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Most availed services were medical checkups among elderly, tooth extraction for the young adults, veterinary services and distribution of medicines.

Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde spearheaded the event. On hand to assist the “Dia” personnel from the different frontline city offices were the barangay officials of Sta. Maria.

Sta. Maria celebrates its barangay fiesta on Feb. 2.

Meanwhile, about 700 residents of Sangali in the west coast flocked to the barangay hall and health center yesterday to avail of the free medical-dental services of the “Dia del Alcalde.”

Several mothers tagged along their children for medical checkup, and free medicines and many of them also availed of dental services.

Since the barangay is home to many farmers and fishers, the city agriculturist office personnel were also busy dispensing agri-fishery services, together with the city veterinary employees for anti-rabies on domesticated animals.

For the last two years and seven month, the “Dia del Alcalde” continues to bring government’s basic services on security, health and education to the barangays, eight before or after their fiesta celebrations.

The activity also serves as venue for the chief executive to personally confer with barangay officials and mingle with barangay folks, up close and personal.

In 2015, the “Dia del Alcalde” covered 15 barangays in District I and 40 barangays in District II, serving medical and dental needs of 15,725 patients.

It also served 3,624 beneficiaries for civil registration and conducted mass registration of birth in barangays, mass application for marriage license and orientations on civil registration procedures and requirements.

At least 2,707 livestock and poultry raisers including pet owners benefitted the missions, while 48,723 animals of various species in 56 barangays were likewise served.— Vic Larato