CEBU CITY, Aug. 20 (PNA) — Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III said some Php2 billion has been earmarked for roads and other infrastructure projects in the province in 2016.
Of the total amount, Php421.5 million will be the World Bank-funded Philippine Rural Development Program and Php1.6 billion from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
In his Report to the People, Davide said the provincial government released this year Php204 million for various projects in the barangays and towns.
He said the province also “facilitated the disbursement” of Php3.56 billion from national agencies to help towns still recovering from super typhoon “Yolanda” which devastated central Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013.
Davide also said that when he assumed office in 2013, the district hospitals had 77 outsourced doctors and 180 outsourced nurses.
Since then, the Capitol has directly hired 117 doctors, 50 of them specialists and 399 nurses.
Ten of the district hospitals, including those in Bantayan Island and San Francisco town in Camotes Island, now have obstetrics and neo-natal facilities, he reported.
He said digital X-ray and ultrasound will be available by October in the provincial or district hospitals in Argao, Balamban, Bogo, Carcar and Danao.
He also promised dialysis machines for the provincial hospitals in Carcar and Danao cities. (PNA)