Sunday, May 8, 2011

DavSur gov extends assistance to military hospital

by Carina L. Cayon

Philippine Information Agency, Sunday, May 8, 2011

DAVAO CITY, May 8 (PIA) – Governor Douglas Ra Cagas of Davao del Sur took part in the improvement of a military hospital this city with financial assistance of P295,000 for the construction of a ward room.

Nilda Aniñon, provincial information officer, bared that the governor donated the amount for an additional ward room in Panacan Station Hospital located at the city’s Naval Headquarters of the East Mindanao Command.

Aniñon said that the personal assistance was intended to deliver health services to the personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the region.

The hospital room named after the governor would serve as treatment and comfort refuge for soldiers wounded from the fight against terrorism and insurgency in Mindanao, she said.

Aniñon said Cagas had no qualms donating from his own pocket, seeing the urgent need to extend health services for the soldiers and to support the program of the AFP.

She said that Philippine Navy deputy commander Capt. Romeo Santiago O. Nebres has stressed the AFP’s main campaign against insurgency which the official viewed as a problem to solve not only by the military, but also by the whole government.

“Our aim and objective is to win the peace rather than to win the war,” Aniñon quoted Nebres saying.

During a meeting with Cagas this March, Nebres thanked the governor for the assistance he extended to the military service.

Nebres has said that the local government is responsible of providing basic services to the people, while the military’s role is to conduct consultation, analysis and supplying the solution on the battle against insurgency.

(PIA-11/Carina L. Cayon)

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