By: Jemin B. Guillermo
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The executive and legislative branches of the Roxas City government pledged support to each other for the development and progress of this city.
During the recent three-day Executive Legislative Agenda (ELA) and Capacity Development Workshop, Roxas City Mayor Ronnie Dadivas lined up his three-year development plan with the support of the local legislators led by Vice Mayor Erwin Sicad.
Included in the Seven-Point Agenda of Dadivas are:
- free maintenance medicines for hypertensive and diabetic indigent senior citizens;
- year-round school feeding program for wasted and severely wasted school children;
- service caravan in barangays;
- PhilHealth insurance for day care workers, barangay health workers, barangay officials and barangay tanods;
- educational assistance to qualified college students;
- Roxas City Heritage Zone Interactive Landmark Lighting; and
- Redevelopment of Roxas City plaza.
Sangguniang Panlungsod members lawyer Albert Gregory Potato and Corazon Balgos-Tiangco said the SP members present during their ELA workshop have pledged their all out support to Dadivas to realize the programs and projects that are geared towards the total development and progress of Roxas City.
Potato said the Sanggunian here will pass appropriate ordinances that will complement the programs of the executive.
Dadivas said that of his seven priority agenda, the conduct of service caravan in barangays and the interactive landmark lighting will be his top priorities at the moment.
“Through the service caravan, we bring the government directly to the people through our medical, dental, social, birth registration and a lot more of services,” he said, stressing that that it is a potent direct approach to serve the community.
On the other hand, the interactive lighting is expected to be switched on in time for this year’s city fiesta dubbed as “Sinadya” in December.
Dadivas said the city government has already allotted P23.8-million for this project which will be permanently installed in the city’s historical sites such as the City Hall, Rizal Monument, Ang Panublion Museum, Pres. Manuel Roxas Monument, Bridge, Band Stand, Fountain, City Plaza, landscape, Roxas City Metropolitan Cathedral, CPC and landscape, among others. (PIA-Capiz)