Deed of donation from Ongs ready


ROXAS City — The deed of donation of a two-hectare land supposedly for the new area of the provincial hospital was already prepared.

With this, the transfer of the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital (RMPH) is likely to happen, according to Gov. Victor Tanco.

Tanco earlier thought about transferring RMPH to a wider and more accessible place, as part of improving the provincial government’s health services.

This was after the Ong family, represented by businessman Jose Neri Ong, earlier expressed willingness to donate a lot in Brgy. Lawaan here.

Last week, a group led by Provincial Administrator Jose Villanueva and some provincial health officials had a study tour in Metro Manila and Batangas province to look into the health facilities of government hospitals there.

According to Villanueva, a hospital like that in Quezon City would be best for Capiz.

Tanco said the provincial government has some P37 million intended to improve the provincial hospital.

This fund, he said, will also be augmented by the amount from the P683-million credit loan with the United Coconut Planters Bank.

Tanco said P100 million from the credit facility could be used to finance the construction of a new hospital building in Pueblo de Panay, Brgy. Lawaan.

He said improving the province’s health services is one of his administration’s priority projects.

The present site of RMPH is not anymore suitable to the public that needs health assistance.

Aside from being located in the business center of the city, the place is small where the parking space for vehicles is limited.

The governor said the provincial government is planning to sell the area to investors. The proceeds could be used for other projects, he added.

Another plan is selling the property to the city government for its proposed Roxas City Hospital./PN


In 2010, NFA rice supply enough

ROXAS City — The rice needs of Capiceños were adequately met by the National Food Authority (NFA) last year.

NFA information officer Jose Davila Jr. said a total of 77,404 bags of government rice were distributed to Capiceños through the different accredited rice outlets.

During the same period, the NFA accredited 152 rice outlets, 24 of which were Institutionalized Bigasan sa Palengke, 126 Bigasan sa Barangay Outlets and two Tindahan sa Parokya, he said.

Davila said a total of 1,054 grains businessmen in the province were likewise granted NFA licenses for the same year.

He also revealed that their office procured 122,242 bags of 50-kilogram palay from farmers, making the palay stock of NFA reach 383,407 bags with a rice equivalent of 256,632 bags.

Davila explained that the rice stock of the NFA here at the end of 2010 was estimated to last for 35 days.

On the other hand, he stressed that part of their activities last year was also the week-long sale of NFA’s regular milled rice and iron-fortified rice at retailer’s price as well as the holding of cooking demonstration and taste test of iron-fortified rice. (Jemin B. Guillermo/PIA/PN


Drug ‘pusher’ nabbed


ROXAS City — Policemen arrested a man for illegal drug pushing the other day.

Supt. Kashmir Disomangcop, Roxas City police chief, identified the suspect as Rodney Aulmo of Brgy. Linao, Panay, Capiz.

Aulmo was arrested in a buy-bust operation on corner Burgos-Arellano Streets.

Recovered from the suspect were a small sachet containing suspected shabu and P500 marked money.
The suspect is currently detained in the lockup cell of the Roxas City Police Station.

He will be charged for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

In another story, a policeman got electrocuted while fixing the electrical wiring on a post near their house in Jamindan town on Sunday.

SPO2 George Llait fell from the post that was about 12 meters high. His hand got fractured, too.
Llait is a member of the Jamindan police station. He is currently in the hospital./PN

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