(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) Residents of Barangay Talamban, one of the eighty villages comprising this city will benefit from the free services of the Cebu City Government through the "City Hall at Your Doorsteps" program of Mayor Michael L Rama
come Friday this week August 1, 2014.
A Holy Mass will be offered to start the activity at 9 o'clock in the morning which will be followed by the formal opening of the so called "Feast of Free Services" that will usually lasts until 1 o'clock in the afternoon or until everyone will be served. The activity will be held at the Sports Complex of the said barangay.
The outreach program of the city is also open for everyone including the neighboring villages where the activity will be held, to enjoy the free services that will be rendered by the 22 Departments comprising the Cebu City Government.
The free services included Medical and Dental Services by City Health Dept.; Birth, Marriage and Death certificates problem consultation and getting of requirements by Office of City Civil Registrar; Legal Consultation by City Attorney; Real Property Consultation by City Assessor; Repair and Installation of Street Lights and Artesian Wells by Dept. of Public Services; Cedula issuance by City Treasurer's Office; Seedling distribution by City Agriculture Dept.; Pet Registration and Vaccination by Dept. of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries; Pre-screening on Job Fair Employment and Referral by Dept. of Manpower Development and Placement; Drainage and Road Maintenance by Dept. of Engineering and Public Works; Traffic Issues and Concerns Consultation by City Traffic Operations Management; Blood Typing, Hematocrit, Blood Sugar Testing, and Internal Medicine Distribution by Cebu City Medical Center.
Other free services will be the Mass Feeding and Parent Effectiveness Seminar by Dept. of Social Welfare Services; Cutting and trimming of trees by Parks and Playgrounds Commission; Urban Poor Related issues consultation by Division for the Welfare of the Urban Poor; Seminar and orientation of drug related issues by City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention; Information dissemination by Public Information Office; Police visibility by Cebu City Police Office; Market Operations Division for venue layout and liaisons; Environmental awareness orientation by Cebu Environmental Sanitation and Enforcement Team; and Fire Safety orientation by City Fire Station, among others.
Mayor Rama has always emphasized that, "This is a rare activity that is part of our Vision for Cebu City to bring the City Hall closer to the People that everyone must take advantage."
The "City Hall at Your Doorsteps" only happened during the administration of the People's Mayor which was started during his first term, where everyone can enjoy the free basic services from various offices in the Cebu City Government.
Such activity is of first-come first-serve system and serves as a "One-stop shop" in availing of the free services. It is purposely created in order to serve well the constituents in the 80 villages comprising the city sans going to the City Hall.
Private companies and organizations who wants to join the weekly activity to render free services are likewise welcome. It has been observed in the previous activities that representatives from the Social Security System (SSS), Rotary Clubs, Private Organizations, and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Phil. Health), among others also joined in the cause-oriented outreach program of the city. Interested parties may coordinate with the city's Front-line Cluster Services coordinator Mrs. Gina Jagmoc at Tel. No. 253-2025.
Furthermore, the activity is conducted every Fridays. Last week July 25 it was successfully conducted in barangay Mabini while on Friday next week August 8 it will be held in barangay Hipodromo. (By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados/Cebu City PIO)