MORE than 10 medical personnel, including 8 doctors and 3 dentists, gave free medical services to around 1,500 residents of Brgy. Quintin Remo as the local government of Moises Padilla led the medical and dental mission yesterday, December 6.
Present in the activity were the staff of Cong. Marilou Arroyo, Negros Occidental Governor Jeffrey Ferrer, Staff of Prov’l Board Member Rita Gatuslao, Moises Padilla mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo, Vice Mayor Adrian Villaflor, Moises Padilla SB Members as well as the village chief of Barangay Quintin Remo Fely Villaflor.
In his speech, Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer stressed that, together with Provincial Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, they are doing everything they can to give good service to the people base on the agenda of Abanse Negrense.
For the part of Mayor Garcia-Yulo, she is thankful to Cong. Arroyo, Governor Lacson, Vice Governor Ferrer, BM Gatuslao, and the local chief executives of the 5th District for the medical staff and medicines they provided when she asked for their assistance.
She further added that she is thankful to the whole-of-nation approach of the President because government agencies are working together in bringing the government closer to the people.
Meanwhile, the mayor laments the lack of a regular doctor in her town as she already requested twice from the Department Of Health but the requests have yet to be granted.
As of now, there are only visiting doctors in her town that provide consultation to the public every Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday.
This is the reason why she set out to conduct a medical mission to barangay Quintin Remo as it is one of those disadvantaged areas with the largest population among the 15 barangays of the town.
This would be the fourth time that the mayor gathered government agencies and reached out to the uplands of Moises Padilla since assuming her post last July despite budget restraints.
Peace and Order
PCapt. Lumandaz of Moises Padilla PNP bared the existing campaigns of the local police wherein he encouraged the public’s cooperation.
He explained to everyone about illegal gambling and that they should only place their bets in STL’s as the taxes taken from the lottery game helps the government build infrastructures and provide support to the public such as the medical mission.
The PNP is also firm about illegal logging as they are in authority to enforce the law.
The police chief also pleaded with the public regarding their “Manhunt Charlie” campaign wherein they are tracking the wanted persons on their list and discouraged the public from hiding the said persons so as to give justice to the family of the victims.
He further expounded on their campaign against loose firearms wherein he said that the PNP has a soft-hand approach and the iron-hand approach.
In the soft-hand approach, the PNP knocks on people’s houses known to have firearms and reminds them to have it registered or asks them to deposit it with the PNP while it is not registered.
The iron-hand approach would force the seizure of the loose firearms through a search warrant.
For the part of the army, Maj. Michael Victoria reminded everyone that they should only ask help from legitimate government organizations as the government is always there to help them.
He also congratulated the mayor for being able to bring together various government agencies and local government units for the medical mission. (PR)