Cebu Gov. Hilario P. Davide, with his wife Jobel Angan-Davide, and Vice Gov. Agnes A. Magpale sailed to Bantayan Island to lead the implementation of various programs and projects of the Cebu Provincial Government over the weekend, March 23 and 24.
In the town of Madridejos, Davide and Magpale handed over a P5-million check, which was received by Vice Mayor Salvador Dela Fuente, to help fund the construction of the town’s cultural center.
Dela Fuente pointed out that the Cebu Provincial Government under the leadership of Davide and Magpale already donated P3 million for the facility’s bleachers.
The vice mayor said that the Province has been consistently helping Madridejos, through various projects, such as the road concreting from Mansilang to Malbago, the ongoing construction of the evacuation center and the assistance to its community workers.
CICL holding facility in Santa Fe
The two top Capitol executives also turned over a temporary facility for children in conflict with the law (CICL) in Sta. Fe town, being one of the localities in the province with highest incidence of CICL.
In front of its town hall, Davide and Magpale led the turnover, ribbon-cutting and blessing of the CICL holding facility. They were joined by Marivic Garces, head of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office.
The CICL holding facility, a refurbished container van, will then be transferred to Barangay Maricaban of Santa Fe, which shall temporarily house CICLs, aged 15 years old and below. The facility will be managed by the local government of Santa Fe.
Halad Alang kang Lolo ug Lola
In five different venues in the island, at least 10,000 senior citizens from 27 barangays in the towns of Santa Fe and Bantayan gathered for the yearly Capitol’s program Halad sa Gugma alang kang Lolo ug Lola.
Each lolo and lola and/or their authorized representatives received bundles of joy composed of food packs and wellness kit. Wheelchairs were also given to selected seniors who were extremely in need of the equipment.
Provincial Board Member Horacio Franco and other elected town and barangay officials were also present in the activities.