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Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. turned over a total of Php 1.1 Million financial assistance to three barangays of the Municipality of Cauayan for the purchase of multi-purpose garbage trucks over the weekend.
Barangay Captain ER Dejillo of Camindangan and Barangay Captain Joven Etabag of Molobolo received Php 400,000.00 each, while Barangay Captain Jemuel Dulla, Sr. of Camalandaan received Php 300,000.00.
The provincial chief executive advised the barangay captains to take care of the vehicles given to them and requested them to promote a cleaner and greener community.
Together with the governor during the activity was Provincial Board Member Melvin Ibañez.* /CAPITOLNEWS
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led in the inauguration of the Negros First Provincial Blood Bank Center located in Barangay 39, Bacolod City, yesterday.
The building, pegged at P18.9 Million is the first provincial government blood bank facility in the country. It is equipped with fire protection system amounting to P4.2 Million and a pathological vault pegged at P1 Million.
The activity started with a mass followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, blessing of the center and program proper.
The blood bank will complement the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital blood bank center in Bacolod City.
Negros Occidental, represented by Gov. Marañon, received the National Sandugo Award on July 24, 2012 in Manila for its outstanding performance in bloodletting activities.
Provincial Health Office records show that in year 2010, a total of 32,276 units of blood were collected and 32,812 units utilized. In 2011, 33,048 units of blood were collected and 30,101 units utilized while 33,896 units were collected last year, of which 32,747 units were utilized.
According to PHO Head, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, the center is a model program of the Department of Health as Negros Occidental.
Gov. Marañon said that he hopes more blood donors will come with the modern facilities of the blood bank center. He added that it is another accomplishment of the province in line with the Negros First Agenda.
Also present in the activity were Board Members Dr. Melvin Ibañez and Dr. Miller Serondo; DOH Health Service Delivery Cluster Head for the Visayas, Asec. Paulyn Jean Ubial; and Provincial Blood Program Committee chairman, Eriberto Layda, among others. /Capitol News