CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Edwin Santiago inaugurated on Thursday four infrastructure projects in Barangay San Nicolas, meant to improve the accessibility of government services and programs.

First among the projects was the concreting of a 400-meter road in EMS Barrio where he was assisted by Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Barangay Chairman Rosemary Calimlim, and other barangay officials.

"Malaki ang pasasalamat namin dahil matagal nang pangarap ng mga residente dito ang kongkretong daan," said Calimlim, disclosing that for many years they have been appealing for the construction of the road to avoid flooding. It was, she said, "a dream turned into reality."

The mayor then proceeded to the blessing rites of the two new school buildings in San Nicolas Integrated School where he was warmly welcomed by elementary and high school students, teachers, and faculty members.

The San Nicolas Birthing Station, the city's newest medical facility, was also formally opened, followed by the inauguration of the Fernandino Access Card Satellite office.

Hundreds of first aid kits and packs of maintenance medicines were distributed to senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Meanwhile, through the City Social Welfare and Development Office, elementary and high school students received backpacks and school supplies as gifts from Santiago who will celebrate his natal day on Sunday. (CSF-CIO)