‘Dia del Alcalde’ in Pamucutan serves indigents PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 February 2014 12:18

The indigent residents of Barangay Pamucutan in the west coast have expressed their gratitude to Mayor BengClimaco for the opportunity to have themselves and their children checked by a doctor for free and without have to go to the hospital in the city proper.

This, as 343 people availed of the free medical services during the “Dia del Alcalde” last Tuesday at a covered court in Pamucutan, a deep valley in the west coast.

The event, which was closely supervised by the mayor’s executive assistants Mark Saavedra and Jeffrey Fernandez, had served free medical consultations with free medicines to 250 indigents, dental services to 60 patients and 53 anti-rabies services.

City Veterinarian Dr. Mario Ariola, who was on hand for the anti-rabies vaccination, said farmers had 6 carabaos, 16 cattle, 1001 chicken, 149 pig and 20 goats for a total of 34 headschecked as well.

The “Dia del Alcalde” is made possible with the support of all city government departments, mainly the City Health Office, the City Veterinary, City Agriculturist Office, and all other offices providing basic services.

It is the mayor’s idea of bringing the government closer to the people wherever they may be, especially during the barangay fiesta celebrations when people gather for merrymaking.

“Instead of giving the barangay a one night of entertainment called Mayor’s Night during fiestas, we might as well give them a half day or a whole day of medical, dental and all other serves free of charge,” Climaco once thought, thus the birth of “Dia del Alcalde na Barangay”.— Vic Larato