|28th June 2011|
Vic on 2011-06-28 00:14:04 MDT
ANGELES CITY – Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan vowed to uplift the conditions of less-fortunate Angelenos who still have unstable housing conditions in the city.Pamintuan made this pronouncement during a recent conference aimed at addressing several issues on poverty confronted by several urban poor associations in this city.The urban poor conference was held at the Angeles City Library Function hall and centered on the theme: “Palakasin ang Ugnayan at Pagkakaisa ng Lokal na Pamahalaan at ng Maralitang Taga-Lungsod, Isulong ang Mabuting Pamamahala.”Pamintuan and other offices of the city government, including Amos Rivera, head of the Local Urban Poor Affairs and Housing Office (LUPAHO) and Ferdinand Calma of the Angeles City Cooperative Development Office (ACCDO) tackled several major issues on poverty. Matters concerning land, livelihood, employment, education and entrepreneurship were raised by the urban poor association leaders and representatives, which were duly heard by the mayor himself.Pamintuan, upon hearing the issues and concerns of the urban poor representatives, immediately responded to the questions and even provided additional information on what the marginalized sector of the society could expect during his term.“The strong linkage between your executive and legislative department is unique,” he said, adding that elected officials in the city government now work hand-in-hand on matters pertinent to the urban poor sector.The mayor mentioned the priority projects that his administration currently undertake that will benefit the urban poor: the Angeles City Renal Care Unit , the first ever dialysis center in the country to be established by a local government unit (LGU) and the Colegio Ning Angeles, which will provide skill-based courses for students, making them readily employable as soon as they graduate.“We already have provided land titles for 3,000 families under our administration and we will continue to give more.” said a confident Pamintuan, when asked about several land issues in areas such as barangays Margot, Pulung Maragul, Pampang and Pulungbulo, among others. Additionally, he assured to make medicines for patients with high blood pressure and diabetes to be readily available upon request.Pamintuan assured members of the urban poor sector that the city government will study and monitor the issues pointed out in the conference and that another meeting will be set at a later date to discuss the developments.Pamintuan however, admitted that his administration cannot face the problems alone, that is why he implored the help of the urban poor to aid him in his battle of combatting poverty in the city. This request was met with applause and cheer from the attendees, signifying their willingness to support the mayor and his projects.“Let us dedicate ourselves to improving our current states and our community.” Pamintuan added.
|21st June 2011|
Vic on 2011-06-21 00:04:03 MDT
ANGELES CITY - On the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary, Dr. Jose P. Rizal was given a tribute by the Angeles City Local Government, in partnership with the Knights of Rizal.
The tribute was made during the flag raising ceremony, which was attended by the city government officers and employees and the delegates from Knights of Rizal.During his brief message, Atty. Dennis Albert Pamintuan, Angeles City Administrator, said that “the youth, whom Dr. Rizal believes to be the ‘hope of the fatherland’, should not be satisfied with merely knowing the works of the National Hero, but more importantly, should lead lives inspired by these works.”Meanwhile, famed builder Reghis Romero, who is currently the Acting Supreme Commander of Knights of Rizal, lamented how the youth seem to have little knowledge about the works of Dr. Rizal. He emphasized the need for everyone to look into and appreciate the important role that Rizal has played in the country’s history.Pamintuan and Romero took the lead in the wreath laying ceremony, which was participated in by representatives from a total of 11 chapters of Knights of Rizal. Among the Knights of Rizal officers who took part in the brief program include Tropang Crime Watch czar Reynaldo Malig, Poet Laureate Jaspe Dula, PNP officer July Caligagan and mediamen Rizal Policarpio and Rodgie Pangilinan.A meaningful dance rendition was done by Peter A. De Vera’s Sinukwan Performing Arts, prior to the singing of the national anthem.
Vic on 2011-06-21 00:02:45 MDT
ANGELES CITY – City officials have formally inaugurated on Saturday the newly-constructed Angeles City Dialysis Center at the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center (RLMMC).
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, along with Vice Mayor Maria Vicenta Vega Cabigting and First District Representative Carmelo ‘Tarzan’ Lazatin led the launching and blessing of the new Renal Care Unit and the façade of RLMMC.
Other local officials who graced the inauguration rites were city councilors Edu Pamintuan, Jericho Aguas, Alfie Bonifacio, Jay Sangil,, Alex Indiongco, Maricel Morales, Dan Lacson, ABC President Jojo Dimapilis and SK Federation President Joey Charles Pamintuan.Aside from the dialysis center, the façade and lobby of RLMMC underwent major facelifts. The renovated lobby now includes a waiting room for patients and a lounge room for hospital visitors and guests.
The mayor said the city dialysis center aims to provide quality and cost effective hemodialysis treatment to advance, or end stage renal disease patients through a caring and healing environment that utilizes state-of-the-art equipment."We are proud to become the first ever local government unit (LGU) to have a dialysis center," Pamintuan said.During his speech, Pamintuan added that it was his longtime desire to upgrade the level of medical services being offered by the city hospital and transform its image into a dependable health institution which has a heart that cares for Angeleños.“Alongside these developments, I always remind hospital staff to provide patients with better health and medical services,” Pamintuan said.
For her part, Vega-Cabigting said with the newly-improved façade, patients and even visitors in the hospital will feel an ambiance comparable to a hotel lobby.“It feels as though the healing begins as soon as you enter the hospital doors,” the vice mayor said.During the inauguration, Lazatin pledged an amount of P1 million to be utilized in purchasing medicines intended for indigent patients.Pamintuan expressed appreciation to Lazatin and personal friends for contributing funds that led to the realization of the dialysis center project. He specifically mentioned the contributions extended by the Angeles City Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Angeles City.The renal care unit inside the facility will be equipped with 15 dialysis machines donated to the city by the US-based World Medical Relief Inc. It will be operated by three nephrologists, a head nurse, eight staff nurses and four technicians."We're studying how we can help our patients better by cutting on the prices of dialysis treatment. We will soon come out with guidelines as to how the renal care unit will operate," Pamintuan said.The dialysis center, which is expected to accommodate patients here who suffer from kidney diseases, will become fully operational in July. However, it already started screening patients for dialysis treatment.