(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) Hundreds of residents in Barangay Kamagayan, one of the eighty villages comprising this city has availed of the free services through the 'City Hall at Your Doorsteps' program of Cebu City Mayor Michael L Rama
held Friday October 3, 2014.
Lola Benilda Ocampo, 69 years old, one of those who benefited in the program who availed of the medical consultation enthuses, "Maayo ang programa ni Mayor Rama kay daghan ang naka-avail sa mga serbisyo kay libre na gud ug naa na dinhi sa among barangay (This is a very good program of Mayor Rama because many people availed of the services and aside from it is free it is also accessible right here in our barangay)."
For Maria Cecilia Paller, 45 years old who availed of the blood typing and blood sugar testing, she shared to the BARUGG News that, "Pasalamat mi ni Mayor Rama ug sa mga empleyado sa city hall nga gibisita mi sa among barangay aron paghatag sa mga libreng batakang serbisyo kana pay among gastohan nga naa may libre nga serbisyo sa gobiyerno (We are thankful to Mayor Rama and to all city hall employees for visiting our barangay and providing free basic services, instead of spending for it we just avail of the free services of our government)."
Paller further hopes that the activity will be regularly conducted to help many people especially the less fortunate in all barangays in the city.
Meanwhile, the program aims to bring the basic services from the twenty-two Departments comprising the Cebu City Government closer to the people and avail it for free.
Mayor Rama who is in Spain during the activity has emphasized about the program that, "This is a rare activity that is part of our Vision for Cebu City to bring the services of Cebu City Hall closer to the people."
Kamagayan village chief Raquel Avila also thanked everyone who made the City Hall at Your Doorsteps in their barangay turned out to be a big success for the second time around, adding that in July 2013 the City Hall at Your Doorsteps was already held in the barangay.
The free services included medical services by City Health; Real property consultation by City Assessor; Repair and installation of street lights and artesian wells by Public Services; Cedula issuance by City Treasurer; Seedling distribution by City Agriculture; Pet registration and vaccination by Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries; Pre-screening on Job Fair and Employment referral by Department of Manpower Development and Placement; Drainage and road maintenance by Department of Engineering and Public Works; and Traffic issues and concerns consultation by the Cebu City Traffic Operations Management.
Also rendered services today were Blood typing, blood sugar testing, and internal medicine distribution by Cebu City Medical Center; Nutrition feeding and parent effectiveness seminar by Department of Social Welfare and 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 Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention; Information dissemination by Public Information Office; Police visibility by Cebu City Police Office; and Fire safety orientation by the Bureau of Fire Protection, among several others. (By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados, PIO Staff)