CITY OF SAN FERNANDO--The City Government of San Fernando recently forged a pact with four private partners as part of its disaster preparedness and rescue programs.
City Administrator Ferdinand Caylao said the partnership, covered by a City Council resolution, calls for the lending of heavy equipment to the city in case of disaster and in rescue efforts.
He identified the private partners as Alfredo Villacrucis Jr., Joel Manlutac, John Tayag, and John Sambo, all accomplished and exemplary contractors.
“The City Council passed a resolution on this and we are very happy that our private partners are always willing to lend the City Government a hand in the event of a disaster. The equipment they would lend includes trucks, cranes, loaders and other machinery necessary in rescue or averting the impact of a disaster,” said Caylao.
For his part, Mayor Oscar Rodriguez said the agreement is in line with President Benigno Aquino III’s call for a strong public-private sector partnership in all endeavors.
“Yes, this is line with the President’s call for a stronger public-private sector partnership, although we have been doing this for a very long time now in the city as our initiative. But with this, we see stronger ties with our private sector partners,” said Rodriguez. (Jovi T. De Leon)