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Monday, September 16, 2019
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Osca buildings in Candaba villages eyed

PAMPANGA. Candaba Mayor Rene Maglanque and Vice Mayor Michael Sagum are joined by senior citizens during the latter's monthly meeting at the municipal hall. (Princess Clea Arcellaz)

IN AN aim to improve the delivery of services to the elderly, the local government of Candaba is eyeing the construction of Office Senior Citizens' Affairs (Osca) buildings in the town's 33 barangays.

Mayor Rene Maglanque, in a recent meeting with Candabeño senior citizens, disclosed his plan to construct an Osca building in each barangay in the next three years of his term.

"Ang gusto natin ay mailapit ang serbisyo sa mga kababayan natin, lalo na at ang Candaba ay malaking munisipyo at nahahati sa tatlong parte, Poblacion, Kapampangan and Tagalog region. Sa pamamagitan ng pagtatayo ng mga opisina sa bawat barangay, mas mapapadali ang paghahatid ng serbisyong nararapat sa ating mga senior citizens," he said.

The eyed Osca building will also include the needed equipment and facilities, as well as coordinators, to ensure that senior citizens can quickly avail themselves of the government services they opt to, Maglanque said.

Aside from the new offices, Maglanque also vowed to provide additional P1,000 in the monthly allowances of registered senior citizens to aid them on their daily medical and food expenses.

"Ang pagpapahalaga sa mga nakakatandang Candabeño ay isa sa mga prayoridad ng aking panunungkulan. Ang vision natin ay mapaunlad ang buhay ng bawat senior citizen at ng lahat ng sektor dito sa bayan ng Candaba," he said.

Vice Mayor Michael Sagum, for his part, assured the elderly that the local council will provide the necessary legislative activities to properly implement the infrastructure and social projects eyed by the local government.

"Ang Sangguniang Bayan ay nakasuporta sa mga magagandang proyekto ni Mayor Rene Maglanque at sinisiguro namin na ipapasa ang mga resolutions, kasama na ang budget na kakailangan para maipatupad ang mga proyekto," he said.


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