Mawab Mayor Rupet Gonzaga To Rent House Near Regional Hospital in Tagum for Mawab Patients’ Relatives

Mawab Mayor Ruperto “Rupet” Gonzaga III will be launching on Feb. 1 a unique program where the municipal government would rent a house near and just walkable to the Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) in Apokon, Tagum City where relatives of confined patient from Mawab would temporarily stay- free board and lodging, with kasambahays and with aircon.

“The municipal personnel doing houseworks such as cooking, cleaning of the rented house would double as follow-up personnel for the needs, medicines and referrals for the patients confined in the hospital,” informed the mayor.

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GONZAGA BROTHERS of Mawab, Compostela Valley: Cong. Ruwel Peter Gonzaga (left) and Mayor Rupet Gonzaga

It has been observed that kins and relatives and concerned persons of confined patients especially those poor and those faraway places have hard, inconvenient and difficult situation sleeping outside in congested, open staying area at the corner of the compound of the hospital which has a policy of allowing only one watcher for one patient in wards.

Mayor Gonzaga said that the program would be actively supported by his brother Congressman Ruwel Peter Gonzaga, who has medical and hospital assistance program.

The mayor said there would be rice, noodles, canned goods in the airconditioned rented house for consumption of the temporary boarders.

The unit would have six (6) double-deck beds and those taking temporary refuge on it are encouraged to also do their share in cooking, cleaning just like in the family, he said.

The program is still work-in-progress for finalization at press time, with the mayor soliciting for a fitting name of it but the good concept is already there and the timetable of launching it on the first day of the Love month of February.

It’ is a Valentine’s treat of the Gonzaga brothers for the Mawab constituents. (mindanaosunchronicle.com/Cha Monforte)

CCTV-Connected Mawab from Poblacion to All Barangays Coming- Mayor Rupet Gonzaga

Mawab Mayor Ruperto “Rupet” Gonzaga will be putting up in the coming months a municipalwide CCTV (closed circuit TV) system from the poblacion to all its 11 barangays.

“This project worth P4 million would be from the poblacion to all barangays. Videos even from most remote barangay can be seen in the central monitor right in the municipal hall,” he said, citing the importance of the CCTV in the municipality’s peace and order campaign.

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Mayor Rupet Gonzaga (right, in white T shirt) discussing his big-ticket projects with his barangay captains.

He informed this Friday during a meeting of barangays captains.

He said the number of cameras each barangay would have would depend on its size and peculiarities and next week the contractor’s technical staff would conduct detailed site inspection and analysis.

“Every street in the poblacion, the public market, commercial areas, to schools and important others would have cameras,” he added.

In Metro Manila and other cities and usually urban areas and high-end subdivisions, CCTVs have time and again shown to be effective in deterring crimes and sources of footages in knowing crime suspects or analyzing crime occurences, accidents and the like.

Mayor Gonzaga is trailblazing in this innovation of connecting his town’s urban and rural areas through CCTV system.

A barangay captain said that the CCTV could greatly help in countering incidents of lungkab or akyat bahay in his barangay.

The project is part of Mayor Gonzaga’s “Bag-ong Mawab” program. Besides, he also informed the barangay that the new public market project in three-hectare land would be implemented with P50 million funding, P15 million of which comes from the municipal government and the rest from Congress thru Congressman Ruwel Peter Gonzaga. All streets in the poblacion would also he cemented. (mindanaosunchronicle.com/Cha Monforte)