ANGELES CITY — Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. on April 24, 2023 led the initial groundbreaking of three existing health centers which will soon be called as Primary Care Facilities.
Leading also the groundbreaking ceremony is Pampanga First District Rep. Carmelo “Jon” Lazatin II.
This is another priority project of the city government under the leadership of Mayor Lazatin.
Among the health centers visited today by the Lazatin brothers together with Dr. Eric Yumul of Department of Health Region III, Councilors Atty. Arvin Suller, JC Parker-Aguas, Marino Bañola, Alexander Indiongco, and Edu Pamintuan are barangays Pulungbulu, Capaya, and Tabun.
Present also during the groundbreaking ceremony are Lazatin’s Chief Adviser IC Calaguas, Cong Jon’s Chief-of-Staff Janie Sarmiento, Gender and Development Officer Mina Cabiles, Angeles City Tourism Auxiliary Head Michael Lising, City Health Officer Dr. Verona Guevarra, City Engineer Donato Dizon, City Planning and Development Officer Engr. Nilda Quito, Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Rudy Simeon, and Barangay Captains Rafael Bondoc of Capaya, Bernardo Santos of Pulungbulu and Alma Mercado of Tabun.
The groundbreaking ceremonies for the 8 remaining centers in Sapangbato, Anunas, Amsic, Malabanias, Balibago, Pulung Maragul, and Cutud will follow suit until May 3, 2023.
“With this initiative to construct, repair and improve our existing health centers, we will be bringing medical services closer to our kababayans who will be needing medical attention. We aim to provide for a more accessible and of course free health services to Angeleños,” Mayor Lazatin said.
To recall, Mayor Lazatin vowed during his inauguration speech in 2022 to rehabilitate all existing six Rural Health Units and 28 sub-health centers.
Calaguas and Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel in a meeting on April 17, 2023, laid down Lazatin’s instruction to immediately conduct groundbreaking ceremonies to signal the start of the construction works for the said health facilities.