THE Cebu Provincial Government turned over a total of P2 million worth of mini-ambulances and motorcycles to some barangays yesterday.
The recipients of the mini-ambulances, each worth P204,500, were four barangays in Argao, two in Consolacion, and one barangay in Dalaguete, San Remegio, Oslob, Talisay and Bogo.
While Barangay Guizo and Bakilid of Mandaue City received four motorcycles worth P295,200 each.
The vehicles left the Capitol with full fuel tanks.
Gov. Hilario Davide III led the turnover of the vehicles and assisted by Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale and some provincial board members.
Provincial Board Member Sun J. Shimura told Sun.Star Cebu that the Province is trying its best to give out more vehicles to all of the barangays of the province of Cebu, but as of now the governor prioritizes the mountain barangays.
“The Vice Governor told me nga gi-prioritize gyud ni Governor and bukirang barangay. (The vice governor told me that the governor prioritized the mountain barangays),” he said.
With regards to the reason the Province gave motorbikes, Shimura said the Provincial Government depends on the choice of the barangays—either a multicab or a motorbike.
He said the community should also do their part in securing that the vehicles given to their barangay are used properly.
“Kung tan-aw nila gigamit sa dili maayong butang o sayop nga pamaagi, report it to the authorities. (If they saw that it is used in a bad way, they should report it to the authorities),” he added.
The maintenance and the registration of the vehicles are the barangays’ responsibility now that it has been turned over to them. Camille L. Pateres, USJR Journalism Intern