Gov’t starts construction of health station, farm-to-market roads

By Marlon Atun


LEGAZPI CITY --- Villagers will soon have access to a health facility in Barangay San Franciso, Bulan in Sorsogon province as part of the government’s efforts to bring the basic government services to remote villages that were once under the influence of communist terrorist groups (CTG).


Last August 24, members of the task force on ending local communist armed conflict (ELCAC) broke ground on the site where the health station will be constructed.


Worth P4 million, the project has been funded by the National Task Force on ELCAC ( NTF-ELCAC) through its program Support to the Barangay Development Program which was created by Executive Order 70 of former President Rodrigo Duterte.


The healt station was one of the 48 SBDP projects that would be implemented in 35 barangays in Bulan town.


Punong Barangay Gemma Caingat of barangay San Francisco welcomed the project in her village, saying she was so grateful to the NTF-ELCAC for funding the health station.


To affirm her gratitude, Caingat vowed to support the government campaign to end local communist armed conflict in her villages.


She said that once the health becomes functional, the facility will not only serve her constituents but may also benefit the residents of neighboring barangays in their health care needs.


Moreover, the health station would be helpful in the time of COVID-19 pandemic where health safety is the government’s first priority, she added.


Not unlike in Barangay San Francisco, a groundbreaking event also took place in barangay Lajong in the same town to signal the start of construction of a farm to market road that would make transportation of goods from farm to market less costly to the farmers.


Punong Barangay Guelas of Lajong thanked the NTF-ELCAC for choosing her barangay as one of the beneficiaries of SBDP. (PIA5)