Mayor Antonio B. Chavez reported to the people of San Jose town the accomplishments of the Local Government Unit (LGU) under his administration during the first year of his second term as Local Chief Executive of this municipality delivered on August 4, 2014 at the San Jose Sangguniang Bayan Hall.
During his Fifth State of the Municipality Address (SOMA) to the regular session of the San Jose Sangguniang Bayan (SB) attended by the majority of its members headed by Vice Mayor Evelio Peña, and witnessed by members of the professional, business, education and agricultural sectors as well as the rank and file employees of the LGU and members of the broadcast media, Mayor Chavez rendered a report of his accomplishments during the period covered from July 2013 to June 2014 particularly in Health, Agriculture, Education, Livelihood, Environment, Tourism, Trade & Commerce, Senior Citizens, Disaster Risk Reduction Management and Infrastructure while emphasizing prudence in the management of the limited resources of the LGU.
In spite of this, he said, health is on top of his priorities. He stressed that his administration is doing the very best to combat the problem on malnutrition and he is unequivocally committed to continue its Feeding Program for the Day Care pupils in San Jose.
Meanwhile, to optimize his health programs and other basic services that he intends to pursue, Mayor Chavez stressed that the local government recently launched the Municipal ID System purposely to identify properly legitimate residents of San Jose town. The system will certainly give the opportunity for bonafide residents to avail the basic social services that his administration is espousing.
He said that the San Jose Diagnostic Center, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, is now ready to provide free ultrasound, blood chemistry examination and Electrocardiography (ECG), aside from the two Lying-In Clinics at the Poblacion and in Barangay Salogon. Other social action services rendered by the Municipal Health Unit (MHU) include free dental and medical checkups, anti-rabies vaccines, medicines, ambulance service, and bone-casting.
Mayor Chavez also mentioned the cooperation and goodwill established between the LGU-San Jose and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) which ultimately benefited a number of local patients that needed financial assistance. He said that a child with a serious heart ailment was given the amount of ₱60,000.00 cash to defray hospital expenses.
With these initiatives, LGU-San Jose under his administration recently received Regional and National Awards from the Department of Health. Said awards given by the health department in September and December 2013, respectively, were the result of his outstanding support, commitment and active involvement in the promotion of voluntary blood donation towards the achievement of the vision of R.A. 7719, otherwise known as the National Blood Services Act of 1994.
On Agriculture, the distribution of high-breed corn seeds and inorganic fertilizers to farmer beneficiaries has been going on ultimately with the chief aim of increasing food production in the municipality. In the same vein, his administration has facilitated the conduct of trainings for local Bantay Dagat, Fish Sanctuary Management, Tuna Fishing and Fishery Law Enforcement (RA 8550). This has been accomplished after the Local Sangguniang Bayan passed an Ordinance that protects and conserves marine life that are found in the municipal waters of San Jose. (TSG Staff)