Agbulos hopes no political play in Jollibee issue PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 July 2017 12:06

City Health Officer Dr Rodel Agbulos is hoping that no political play is involved in the decision by the city government to impose a closure order on the Jollibee store occupying a portion of the lot of Puericulture.

The organization is slated to celebrate its 100th year anniversary mired in a convoluted web of legal issues.

“We have made our reasons clear and hoping no political play is involved here,” Agbulos said.

The statement of Agbulos was made in his Facebook account where the government doctor’s sentiments were also written.

“God knows and with all honesty that the objective of Puericulture Center behind the construction of Jollibee was purely designed to be able to sustain the operational expenses of the organization such as the salaries of employees and the MOOE,”  Agbulos said.

He said that Puericulture does not receive any subsidy from the local government unlike the Philippine Red Cross, Boy Scouts of the Philippines and the Sonshine Rehabilitation, which are all funded by the local government.

Agbulos said that he already appealed to city councilors to consider the Puericulture as a private partner of the local government as provided under the Local Government Code.

Agbulos stressed that it has been a partner of the city government ever since in responding to medical emergencies and in providing medical deliveries among pregnant women particularly indigents.  (Nonong Santiago)