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Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. yesterday turned over checks to local government officials of the different barangays in the province to fund government projects in their respective locality.
The checks worth a total of P 1,399,440 were distributed to six barangays namely, Brgy. Igmaya-an, Municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto; Brgy. Malubon, Sagay City; Brgy. Aguisan, Himamaylan City; Brgy. Tabao Baybay, Municipality of San Enrique; and Brgys. 1 and IV, Victorias City.
The funds will be used as financial assistance for the construction of a drainage system and foot walk, construction of a canopy for a tricycle terminal, purchase of medicines, construction of footbridge, procurement of multi-purpose vehicle, and construction of a basketball court, respectively. /Capitol News
La Carlota City, Negros Occ. – Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led local and hospital officials in the inauguration and blessing of the renovated Don Salvador Benedicto Memorial District Hospital (DSBMDH) in this city Friday, February 15, 2013.
DSBMDH Chief of Hospital Dr. Jose Mari Salvador disclosed that the total cost of upgrading and renovation was pegged at Php 39.5 million.
Gov. Marañon in his message reiterated that 40 percent of the provincial budget and expenses goes to health care programs.
“We believe that healthy people are happy, and so we are trying to bring health care services closer to the people at an affordable or no cost at all,” the governor added.
The provincial chief executive also noted the efforts of Sen. Francis Pangilinan, Fourth District Representative Jeffrey Ferrer and the Negros Occidental Rainbow Foundation who donated additional rooms for the expansion of the hospital.
The Don Salvador Benedicto Memorial District Hospital is a provincial government-run hospital under the Economic Enterprise Development Department (EEDD). It is a 25-bed secondary hospital with an emergency facility, labor and delivery rooms, operating room, x-ray room, trauma room, dental services, laboratory, pharmacy, nursery room, PhilHealth ward, private rooms, and isolation ward, among others that caters to PhilHealth and non-PhilHealth clients that serves the constituents of La Carlota and the neighboring towns.
Present during the activity were 4th District Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer, Provincial Board Members Melvin Ibañez and Jose Benito Alonso, La Carlota City Mayor Juliet Marie Ferrer, San Enrique Mayor Mario Magno, Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator Marlin Sanogal, Economic Enterprise Development Department Head Atty. Japhet Masculino, and Provincial Engineer Ernie Mapa, among others.* /CAPITOLNEWS