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Isabela folk assured
of more projects

Former Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Member, Enrique Montilla, assured yesterday the residents of Barangay San Agustin in Isabela town, Negros Occidental, of more projects and improved delivery of basic services, a press release from his office said.

Montilla made the assurance during the barangay assembly initiated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services program, in line with the road project to be constructed in the area.

Montilla, unopposed Isabela mayoralty bet of the Nationalist People Coalition, said it is important to implement projects geared towards uplifting the lives of people in the countryside, through more roads and infrastructure, to hasten the delivery of basic services, the press release said.

San Agustin Brgy. Captain Agapito Euroba said the KALAHI-CIDSS road project is funded by the World Bank and is worth P2.8 million. He said the barangay is among the 30 in Isabela that qualified for the WB funds.

The three-kilometer road will serve as an alternative route when the overflow gets flooded, he added.

The barangay assembly was also attended by Isabela Mayor Francis Malabor, former mayor Renato Malabor, members of the Sangguniang Bayan and San Agustin officials, the press release added.*

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IN TALISAY
9,700 families receive
PhilHealth cards

Around 9,700 indigent families from 27 barangays of Talisay City, Negros Occidental, received their PhilHealth cards distributed by the city government in the barangays recently, a press release from the city said.

The “PhilHealth para sa Masa” distribution was led by Mayor Eric Saratan, who said the cards will help ease the expenses of poor families in times of illnesses, emergencies and hospitalization, the press release said.

Indigent residents are also covered by the accident insurance and the economic relief on income crisis programs of the City, he said in the press release.

Talisay has received a special recognition from PhilHealth Region 6 in line with its implementation of the National Health Insurance Program, and the attainment of universal coverage of poor households, the press release added.*

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IN CADIZ
‘Dinagsa’ postcard
design contest on

Netizens, or people who are blogging and using the social network Facebook and Twitter, and those who have artistic skills, are encouraged to join the postcard design contest of Cadiz City in Negros Occidental.

The contest will focus on the photos of the city’s Dinagsa Festival, and the postcard must be in .jpg, .jpeg, or .png format. It must be eight inches by four inches of high resolution, with the color and style depending on the technique of the participant, a press release from the city said.

The entry must be emailed to imu@cadizinformationcenter.com, or to cadizinformation@yahoo.com, by January 25, and must bear the artist’s name. The announcement and awarding of winners will be at 6 p.m. on January 26, at the Cadiz Information Center, the press release also said.

The grand prize winner will receive P3,000, and second to tenth placers will get P500 each. In case a winner is absent during the awarding, the prize will be given to the next winner in rank, the press release added.*

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Food packs distributed

Around 200 members of the urban poor group Samahan ng Malayang Kababaihan (Association of United and Free Women), chaired by Rhodora Badayos, benefited from the outreach program initiated by the Bacolod City Host Lions Club at the Boy Scouts Building in Bacolod City, recently, a press release from the office of Councilor Em Ang said.

The distribution of food packs of rice and canned goods to the SAMAKANA members during their general assembly, was led by club past district governor Ang, Councilor Caesar Distrito, past president Sony Manojo, Migs Estrella and Chito Jalandoni, the press release added.*

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People & Events
9,700 families receive PhilHealth cards
‘Dinagsa’ postcard design contest on
Food packs distributed

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