ANGELES CITY -- Mayor-elect Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said he had formed a transition team to ensure a smooth transfer of power in the local government unit's leadership and administration.
Lazatin bared this during a media forum Tuesday, May 21, dubbed News @Hues hosted by the Pampanga Press Club and the Park Inn by Radisson Clark.
Lazatin said the team will be composed of former councilor Willie Rivera, businessman Frankie Villanueva, Malabanias Chairman Reynaldo Gueco, Dan Nacu, Dr. Froilan Canlas, Kercee Lazatin and others.
The incoming mayor said he is still waiting for the formal invitation of incumbent Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan.
"Hindi pa po naguumpisa yung usapan, hinihintay pa po namin ang imbitasyon na mangagaling po sa ating alkalde (We have not yet started the talk. We are still waiting for incumbent Mayor Pamintuan's invitation)," Lazatin said.
He said his first order of business is to check the operations and services of the Ospital Ning Angeles.
He said his team received numerous complaints from the people of Angeles City during the campaign period.
"Aayusin po muna natin ang ating ospital para makita po natin kung gaano kasama. Iyan po ang unang unang reklamo ng ating mga kababayan dito sa Lungsod ng Angeles (We will check our hospital to see how bad the problem is. That's the first complaint we got from the people of Angeles)," Lazatin said.
Rural health units in the city will be activated, he added.
"Almost all of the six RHUs in the city are not operational and they have no medicines. So we will prioritize the rehabilitation of these health centers," Lazatin said.