Gov Fernando lays down priorities in Bulacan capitol on Day One
CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — Governor Daniel R. Fernando vowed to prioritize serving the public first before attending to his personal activities.
Fernando laid his plans for his first term during Monday’s flag-raising ceremony at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium here and asked for the cooperation and support of his fellow public servants in the implementation of his medium-and long-term developmental goals.
“Let us jointly outline the commitment ‘The People First Policy’. The citizenry is the most important people in our offices, not only those who are dressed properly. We should never choose who we are going to serve. I do not want mere talk, it should be applied and those who cannot respond will be accountable,” Fernando said in Filipino.
The new governor said his projects include the mobile blood centers, scholarship program, well-designed night market and the Bulacan resident’s identification card (ID).
He also vowed to focus on providing universal health care to Bulakenyos by making sure that medicines, additional medical equipment, and competent medical practitioners are readily available in public hospitals, most especially at the Bulacan Medical Center.
“We will create a Duty First Monitoring Team to ensure that our people are well served. Let our people be treated equally and well,” the governor said.
He also announced that he will implement some reforms in the provincial capitol but assured that as much as possible, he will not fire any employee.
He expected everyone to take their jobs seriously as a monitoring team would be created in each department.
“I want to clarify, the government’s duty is not to favor but to promote public service. We are not an employment agency but we will do a good job of how good work can be in our government in terms of our budget. And I want to work honestly and well… I know how to wait, be patient and listen. The election is over but our work never stops,” Fernando said.
Meanwhile, the governor closely monitored the flood situation in the province at the Communication, Control and Command Center inside the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, amidst heavy rainfall spawned by the southwest monsoon and Tropical Depression Egay.
The Bulacan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council headed by Fernando immediately activated “Operation Listo”, which covers disaster preparedness and procedures that need to be done by the municipal leaders before, during and after the occurrence of disasters and calamities in their respective areas or communities.
The provincial government of Bulacan also dispatched Army trucks to give free rides and assistance to all stranded commuters in Marilao town due to severe flooding on McArthur Highway. (PNA)
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