Archive for March 1, 2009

Enrile promises Senate support for BHWs

jpeBy Virgilio Sar. Maganes

ASINGAN — “You are the unsung heroes of the modern times. You are the people we turn to in the dead of the night when an infant is running a raging fever or is suffering from stomach problems. You are a formidable force in the community because you know almost everyone, and people look up to you because they run to you when they need medical attention.”

These were the words of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile in praising the barangay health workers during the 11th Urdaneta District Barangay Health Workers Congress held at the gymnasium here on February 20.

He said the Senate will prioritize pending measures that will professionalize barangay health workers including the proposal to amend and update Republic Act No. 7883 or the Magna Carta for Health Workers.

“I assure you that the Philippine Senate shall give priority to measures that will improve the welfare of the barangay health workers and strengthen the country’s health care system. We are aware of the numerous problems of the health sector and we are trying to address them through legislation,” Enrile said.

March 1, 2009 at 6:08 pm Leave a comment

Espino lauds roles of vice mayors

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

BAGUIO CITY – Gov. Amado T. Espino Jr. on Monday lauded Pangasinan vice mayors for their roles in development undertakings, particularly in providing check and balance for legislative framework on local governance.

Speaking before the members of the Vice Mayors League of the Philippines, Region I Chapter during the seminar-workshop on Capacity Development Plan and Agenda Formulation held at the Supreme Hotel here last February 16, Espino urged the vice mayors to maintain their continuing relationship with their local chief executives and set aside personal differences in pushing their legislative agenda.

“You define the functions of your executives. The annual budget which is the most important legislative act from you defines development agenda and reveals understanding on the scope of work of the local governments,” he said.

March 1, 2009 at 6:05 pm Leave a comment

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