Capitol delivers cash, turns over Oslob projects

A TOTAL of P1.885 cash from the Cebu Provincial Government and some road and infrastructure projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) were turned over last Friday in Oslob.

Of the amount, P585,000 went to the barangay tanods, health workers, day care workers, nutrition scholars and animal health aides. The Capitol also turned over to barangays some El Niño Logistical Supply boxes, which contain livestock purgative medicines, antibiotics and vitamins.

The remaining P1.3 million was allotted for food security assistance to the residents.

“I am not just the governor of the Liberal Party (LP), gobernador sab ko sa mga Sugbuanon (I am the governor of all Cebuanos),” said Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III, who lost in the southern town in the 2013 elections.

Rep. Wilfredo Caminero (Cebu Province, 2nd district), Davide and Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale turned over to Barangays Hagdan and Mainit officials their multi-purpose gyms worth P2 million each.

The projects were initiated by DPWH and implemented by a private contractor.


Late in the afternoon, Davide and Magpale joined Caminero in the turnover of farm-to-market roads—the road of Luka-Tumalong, worth P4.8 million, and the one in Cansalo-ay, worth more than P3 million.

Despite an invitation, Oslob Mayor Ronald Guaren was absent during the activities. “I have a prior commitment, which I cannot refuse,” Guaren texted Sun.Star Cebu.

Guaren is a One Cebu Party member, not a partymate of Davide, Magpale and Caminero, who are all of the LP.

The Capitol officials also inaugurated the expanded emergency room of the Oslob District Hospital, which cost around P900,000. The hospital, which used to only have 10 beds, now has 25 beds, said its chief, Dr. Renato Cairo.

Cairo said they have five doctors in the hospital, including himself.

Magpale said that from the usual two, there are now 39 medical specialists doing rounds in provincial hospitals.

Barangay captains and hospital officers thanked Davide for the assistance.

In the 2013 elections, Davide lost in Oslob with 5,215 votes, against One Cebu candidate Pablo John Garcia, who got 5,468 votes. Magpale got 3,987 votes, while Glenn Soco got 3,460, and Boboy Durano, 2,618 votes.

For seniors

Wa ko mopili kinsa atong tabangan, practically all towns gitabangan, depende unsa ang request nila (I do not single out which towns to help. We help all towns, depending on their request),” the governor said.

Magpale said the food security assistance was directly downloaded initially to 13 Oslob barangays at P100,000 each.

A staff member of Samboan Municipal Mayor Raymond Calderon said that the P50,000 is for the senior citizens’ food security assistance and the other half is for indigent residents.


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