SP OKs Exec-Legis Agenda of CdeO for 2017-2019
Modernization of JRBGH, construction of infirmary facilities included in three-year plan
THE expansion and modernization of the JR Borja General Hospital, Expanded Philhealth Indigency Program, and the construction of infirmary facilities will be pursued by the city government in the next three years.
These are contained in the Executive-Legislative Agenda (ELA) for 2017 to 2019, which was approved by the 18th City Council during its regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy as endorsed by Mayor Oscar S. Moreno.
The ELA incorporates the legislative measures discussed by the participants of the Executive-Legislative Conversion/ELA Formulation workshop that was held last September 27 to 28 2016 at the Limketkai Luxe Hotel, said the city mayor.
Under the ELA, the city will pursue the establishment of Childhood Care and Development centers in various barangays and implement other special programs such as the Program for Children, Youth, Women and Family, Senior Citizens and Indigenous Peoples.
The overall goal of the social development sector is to alleviate poverty among the local impoverished population through improved access to adequate, affordable and quality social services, hand in hand with promoting safe, orderly and resilient communities.
The city’s subsectoral goals are health, education, social welfare, housing and resettlement employment assistance, public safety and order and sports, culture and arts.
The ELA, likewise, contains the list of priority programs and projects in environmental management sector for the next three years. The projects include Information, Education and Communication (IEC) on Solid Waste Management (SWM), establishment of the Sanitary Landfill in Pagalungan, construction of Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs), and the creation of Emission Monitoring Team.
Projects up for implementation include the construction of bike lanes around the city proper, rainwater harvesting, surface water development, spring and other sources development and wastewater treatment facility, among others.
The ELA was reviewed and endorsed by the committees on planning and development and on laws and rules both chaired by Councilor Ian Mark Q. Nacaya.
Mayor Moreno thanked the members of the legislative body for their active participation and substantial inputs, which helped make the Executive-Legislative Agenda document more responsive to the mutual aspirations of the executive and legislative departments in pursuing the city’s development direction.