STO. Tomas mayor-elect John Sambo is eyeing the immediate opening of two flagship infrastructure programs upon officially taking the local chief executive post.

Sambo, who won over incumbent Mayor Gloria “Ninang” Ronquillo during the May 9 polls, said he will immediately attend to the “long overdue” opening of the Sto. Tomas Community Hospital.

The community hospital, located in Barangay San Vicente, was constructed in 2018 under Sambo’s leadership during his first term.

The facility, however, did not operate despite its completion in 2019 after Sambo failed his reelection bid.

“Kailangan natin buksan ang ospital para mapakinabangan at magamit na ng ating mga kababayan. Nandyan na po building, may mga gamit na din, gagamitin nalang po at ito po ang isa sa una nating aasikasuhin,” Sambo said.

Aside from this, the mayor-elect disclosed his plan to open a tutorial school for students taking up medical-related courses.

The eyed project will complement incoming fourth district Representative Anna York Bondoc’s plan to open Pampanga’s first public medical school in this fourth district town.

“Ipapanukala ko po ang pagbubukas ng Sto. Tomas Medical Tutorial Library para makatulong sa mga estudyanteng papasok sa kauna-unahang public medical school dahil alam naman po natin na hindi biro ang kursong medisina kaya tutulungan po natin sila sa pamamagitan ng tutorial para marami tayong mapatapos na nurse, medical technologist at lalong-lalo na, doktor,” he said.

Aside from the said priority programs, Sambo said he will also revoke the septage fee, providing free franchise to transport operators, and permits to small businesses such as sari-sari stores.