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Capitol turns over service vehicles to 100 villages

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The provincial government has turned over the first batch of 100 service vehicles to 100 barangays on Monday, August 15.

Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda handed the symbolic keys to barangay officials who received the vehicles at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here.

“These barangay service vehicles are intended to provide transportation services to our kabalen, especially those living in far-flung areas and in need of immediate medical assistance,” Governor Delta said.

He said the project would not be possible without the support of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan headed by Vice Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda.

“We upgraded your transport services to vans so that our kabalens can travel in comfort. Please make the best use of them for the benefit of our constituents,” Governor Delta said. “Make the vehicles available 24/7 to our kabalens,” he added.

He also asked barangay officials to include the maintenance of the service vehicles, each costing P1,229,800, in their respective annual budgets.

The Capitol will be purchasing a total of 505 service vehicles that will be distributed to all barangays in the province.

In addition, the provincial government provided P300,000 to each coastal barangay for the purchase of two service boats.

 The second batch of 100 barangay service vehicles will be distributed next week.

Present during the ceremony were Pampanga 4th District Rep. Anna York Bondoc-Sagum, 1st District Board Members Benny Jocson and Winwin Garbo, 2nd District Board Members Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab, Fritzie David-Dizon and Sajid Khan Eusoof; 3rd District Board Members Atty. Jun Canlas, Mica Gonzales, and Lucky Labung; 4th District Board Members Nelson Calara and Pol Balingit; ex-officio Board Members Asyong Macapagal and Gabby Mutuc, Arayat Mayor Madir Alejandrino, Sto. Tomas Mayor John Sambo, Special Assistant to the Governor and PDRRMO executive officer Angie Blanco and General Services Office head Francis Maslog.