Gov. Hilario P. Davide III and Vice Gov. Agnes A. Magpale spearheaded the inauguration of school buildings in Barangays Sta. Cruz and Cansayahon in Ronda town, southern Cebu last Friday, Feb. 8.
The two-classroom edifice can accommodate up to 40 to 50 students and costs at least P2 million each.
From 2017 to 2018, the Cebu Provincial Government built 88 classrooms all over the province, which amounted to P76.678 million.
Davide said that his administration has prioritized the construction of classrooms to far-flung places since those living in the remote areas needed them most.
“Rest assured that the Provincial Government is always looking at the welfare of your children,” Davide said.
Magpale said that under the administration of Davide, the Capitol’s allocation of resources is well thought out and distributed equitably to all sectors.
“Wala nagpatuyang ang administrasyon ni Gov. Junjun og paghimo og mga proyekto nga masayang lang. Dili mga projects nga pagarpar lang sa syudad. Gisiguro niya nga ang resulta sa summit niadtong 2013 matuman gayud,” Magpale said.
In 2013 during the early months of their first term, the Provincial Government called on a summit attended by various sectors, including fishermen, farmers, students, professionals, non-government organizations, among others, to help craft their administration’s Six-Key Development Agenda.
The top two concerns that emerged from the conference were health and social services, as well as countryside development, projects that greatly benefit the ordinary people.
“Gitagaan gayud og mga proyekto ang tanang sektor nga anaa sa kalungsoran,” Magpale said.
Zeroing-in on improving the health services, the Provincial Government has upgraded the four provincial hospitals in the cities of Carcar, Bogo, Danao and Balamban town.
Carcar, Danao and Balamban can now conduct surgeries, while Bogo is currently undergoing a P230-million expansion project.
Last week, Cebu Provincial Hospital (CPH) in Carcar broke ground for the construction of the P111.5 million six-story building that will increase the bed capacity of the hospital to 150 people. New pieces of equipment including a CT-scan machine were installed in Carcar CPH early this year.
One piece of legislation that becomes a hallmark in their thrust to make health services accessible to all was the amendment of the 2008 Cebu Province Revenue Code, making hospitalization in the province-run hospitals free.