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Mayor Eulogio Clarence Martin P. de Guzman III calls on all department heads, barangay captains and the Rural Health Unit to prioritize health in their budgets during the GABAY at Barangay Bawanta, Bauang, La Union.

“If no one gets medicines, that means that the people are healthy and do not get sick,” he said.

He added that the government has find ways to help the sick. He reminded the senior citizens to look at their bills in the hospital when they are discharged so as not to be paying those that are not supposed to be paid. He explained that senior citizens are initiated of 12% VAT and another 20%. He added that senior citizens who are PhilHealth members are again entitled of another deduction from their bills.

“Health stations within our barangays will be clustered to deliver fast health services. Maternal deaths must be prevented. Midwives must take care of maternal delivery. Health services must be extended to mothers since mothers play a very important role in the home,” he added.

He told that the LGU’s bloodletting activity’s schedule be changed starting this November. He asked all barangay captains to support health and peace order programs of the LGU. He reminded everyone to be responsible and be disciplined in taking care of their pets. He called on Chief of Police Major Joel Lagto to intensify the ordinances on pets specially dogs.

Meanwhile, Zero Open Defecation certificates were awarded to Barangays Carmay, Pottot, Acao, Bagbag, Boy-utan, Pilar, Urayong, Guerrero, Bawanta and Upper San Agustin during the GABAY.

Major Lagto asked all the drug surrenderees to be involved in the SIPAG and in the livelihood programs to complete the parameters for the declaration of a drug free municipality.

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