Dalaguete receives assistance from guv-A A +A
Saturday, September 15, 2012
THE Provincial Capitol yesterday gave a total of P5.6 million in financial assistance to the town of Dalaguete, Cebu.
Before giving the financial assistance to the town, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia led the oath-taking of about 2,000 local government officials, senior citizens, household leaders, barangay health workers and tanods as One Cebu party members.
The 33 barangays of the town received a check worth P100,000 each for the construction and rehabilitation of health and day care centers.
Dalaguete Mayor Ronald Cesante received a total of P1.9 million for the town’s construction of a senior citizen’s building, birthing center and for socio-cultural activities.
Deputy Speaker Pablo Garcia (Cebu, second district), Rep. Pablo John Garcia (Cebu, third district) and former Danao City vice mayor Ramon “Boboy” Durano IV was with the governor yesterday.
The governor also led the inauguration of a two-classroom building in Casay National High School.
In his speech, Cesante named the projects that the Garcias have given to the town.
He said Dalaguete is a “One Cebu country,” which means town gives its full support to the party.
Gwen said when she ran for her second term as governor in 2007, Pablo John accompanied her to the town to be introduced to the people. She won in that year’s election.
Yesterday, she said, the situation was reversed. She was accompanying Pablo John, who will run for governor next year. She hopes her brother will win, too.
Pablo John, One Cebu gubernatorial aspirant, introduced Durano as his running mate.
A meeting with the barangay captains was held after the activity and presided by Cesante. The barangay officials expressed their full support to One Cebu.
The town’s Association of Barangay Councils president Eriberto Bentazal said there are three barangay leaders who took their oath as One Cebu members but are in doubt since they are close friends of Provincial Board Member Wilfredo Caminero, a Liberal Party member.
Bentazal did not name the barangay leaders.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 15, 2012.