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At Close Range
Thursday, October 17, 2013
I AM not a regular habitué at the office of Governor Lilia "Nanay Baby" G. Pineda and so my grasp of her programs, even plans, for the provincial government is limited to news reports and press releases, courtesy of the Provincial Information Office, headed by Joel P. Mapiles and other news writers.
For not being advised as my fellow media practitioners, I do not attend media call-ups, conferences and meetings at the Governor's office.
Anyway, I may be at liberty to write about the benevolence of the lady governor, her latest act of magnanimity being her interest and solicitousness in acquiring 'foreclosed' GSIS properties, the same to be given out to some 1,000 Capitol employees. It is good that she enjoys the support and backing of the members of the provincial legislative body.
Like a solicitous mother hen, the good Governor wants to see her flock safe and secure, fulfilled and contented, the same attitude she displays for her provincial officials and subordinates.
She inquired regularly about the state of government-run hospitals, health and day-care centers and dispensaries. I volunteer that she should take particular attention to the Mabalacat District Hospital. I received some accounts that mosquitoes abound, even inside air-conditioned pay wards and the toilet facilities need to be upgraded and be well-maintained.
Despite her hectic sked at the Capitol, Gov Pineda still makes it a point to conduct dialogues with the mayors and find out their respective problems, concerns and issues and encourage the local chief executives to address them with dispatch.
It is of wide notice that the Governor is so concerned of patients needing various types of prompt medical attention in government hospitals.
Jinkee and CSWMO. I extend my recognition to Jeffrey "Jinkee" Santos and his staff for the prompt clean up and clearing work done at the break of dawn last Saturday in the immediate aftermath of the powerful storm Santi.
As frontliners especially during emergency situations, Jinkee, assisted by former disaster king Bernie Relles, was already up and about early in order to conduct ocular inspections of affected areas, marshal resources and make the massive work to rehabilitate.
There are other offices in the city hall that are tasked to render service expeditiously especially during critical times.
The training on Reflexology will proceed, as scheduled, for persons with disabilities and job order contrac holders whose services were disengaged, at the new Human Resource and Development and training center at Lot only, Xevera, Tabun, Mabalacat City.
The designated trainer is Joel Fajardo, who is Tesda-accredited.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on October 18, 2013.