OLONGAPO CITY– Victory liner Inc. recently donated a passenger bus worth P1.4million to the city government.
The passenger bus was personally turned-over by Pocholo Galian, branch manager of Victory Line Inc. in Olongapo, to Mayor Rolen Paulino.
“This will help a lot,” Mayor Paulino said, “we need not rent anymore. This bus can also be used by students, teachers, non government organizations and senior citizens for their respective activities outside the city, as well as during emergency situations.
“This proves that the local businessmen are trying their best to help us in our efforts to make life better in the city” Paulino said.
Meanwhile, Mayor Paulino has announced that eight new generators from the Department of Health (DOH) worth P400,000.00 will be turned over to several barangay health care centers in Olongapo.
Mayor Paulino said it is part of the city’s effort to strengthen the capabilities of barangay health centers.
“What I ultimately want is that all barangay health centers in the city serve like a hospital, just like James L Gordon Hospital, which we are trying to decongest. The plan is to provide all barangay health centers with proper equipment and personnel to better respond to the needs of the residents,” Paulino said.
“I have also talked to some private individuals who are willing to assign nurses and doctors in barangay health centers,” Paulino added.
He further explained that the new generators are very essential so that the barangay health centers can continue to function even during power outages.
The barangay health centers that will receive new generators are in Gordon Heights, Kababae, Pag-Asa, Old Cabalan, West Bajac-Bajac and New Cabalan.
According to City Health Officer Roderick Bustamante, there will be another set of donation from DOH now being processed composed of medical equipment such as nebulizers, microscopes and baby apparatus, also for distribution to bgy. health centers in the city.