Malaybalay city barangays get 17 new rescue vehicles
MALAYBALAY CITY, June 25 —The city government of Malaybalay turned over 17 rescue vehicles worth more than P6.8 million to different barangays to enhance emergency services capability of the responders.
The said rescue vehicles were turned over on June 24 to barangays 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, Can-ayan, Simaya, Bangcud, Magsaysay, Kalasungay, Zamboanguita, St. Peter, Mapulo, Managok, Kulaman, and Indalasa.
Mayor Florencio T. Flores, Jr, in his message during the turnover ceremony at Barangay Casisang covered court, urged barangay leaders to use their respective rescue vehicles effectively as such is intended solely to serve the people efficiently—in the interest of public service—and improve services in emergency response.
“It is your responsibility to take care of these vehicles. The people do not deserve government service vehicles resting in the garage broken and immobile because of poor maintenance,” the mayor said.
The handing over of transport assets were identified by the recipient-barangays as one of their priorities among the programs and projects lined-up for this year, which proved to be useful as the country is now facing the COVID-19 crisis.
Witnessed by Vice-mayor Jay Warren Pabillaran, councilors Niko Aldeguer, Kathleen Cecille Pagaling, Cromwell Kiril Dinlayan, and Liga ng mga barangay president Hon. Bonifacio Valiente, the Punong Barangays thanked Mayor Flores, for setting their request on the city’s priority list—and thereby granted.
In response, the mayor said, “these rescue vehicles are the most needed equipment to strengthen the barangay-based emergency management.” (LGU Malaybalay/PIA Bukidnon)