Naga to further improve delivery of basic services in next 3 years
By Jason B. Neola
The new batch of Naga City officials who will be occupying their posts at the city government for the next three years beginning July 1, will be working to improve the services on the sectors of education, health, tourism, business, and agriculture.
This was given emphasis by Mayor Nelson Legacion, now in his second term as the city’s chief executive, after taking his oath of office on June 18 along with Vice Mayor Cecilia V. de Asis and the 10 newly elected councilors who will compose the 14th Sangguniang Panlungsod.
The swearing-in ceremony, which was held at the Plaza Quezon in Central Business District I, was administered by Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Gerona Robredo.
In his message during the inaugural rites, Legacion said that he will commit his leadership to work on additional schools and school buildings in the city that will be known also as “Pandayan nin Futuro kan mga Kaakian” aside from being a Maogmang Lugar (Happy Place).
On health, the mayor said that the city will procure or will find ways to augment the number of its modern medical equipment and apparatuses to ensure expeditious and proper disposition of medical services to Nagueño patients.
At present, the city has Naga City Hospital, City Health Office 1, City Health Office 2 at Sta. Cruz New Development Area, Our Lady of Lourdes Infirmary in Barangay Carolina, the New Naga City Medical Hospital 2, which is undergoing construction at Balatas New Development Area, and the Super Health Center which is going to be constructed in Barangay Concepcion Pequeña.
He also vowed to implement programs that will make the operations of local tourism and business vibrant in collaboration with private institutions. “We are going to attract more entrepreneurs who can invest in our city,” he said.
In agriculture, the mayor plans to help the local farmers by way of buying their products. “The LGU shall directly buy their rice which we are going to distribute to several thousands of Sanggawadan and QUEEN beneficiaries as rice subsidy,” he said.
The city mayor also includes in his plan for the next 3 years the building and repair of more roads as important facility to improve the services on education and health.