Given by the Department of Health (DOH) on July 24, this dental health bus will be utilized every Barangayan sortie of City Hall offices.
The dental operations are part of the government services that the LGU Gensan wants for the people to have a closer access.
Mayor Ronnel Rivera said this bus is a fruit of the good relationship LGU Gensan has been building with different national agencies.
“What I wanted is for LGU Gensan to establish good connection with other government national agencies. We can do more if there are a lot of people and institutions to help us. Besides, we can service more our constituents if we can have these kind of partnerships,” the mayor explained.
The bus cost P3,950,000 and is complete with utilities such as two dental chairs and autoclave.
It was received by City Mayor’s Office Chief-of-Staff Voltaire Tiu and City Health Officer Dr. Washington Lorenzo.
Aside from the dental health bus, the partnership of LGU Gensan with other agencies has yielded positive results.
The Department of Agriculture’s (DA) grant of several farm-to-market roads and other farming implements and Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Salintubig program are among these.
The massive street-lighting project that took place in the city within the last two and half years would not have been made possible without the partnership of the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) and South Cotabato Electric Cooperative II (SOCOTECO II).
Mayor Rivera is now looking forward for partnerships, especially in the dawn of Duterte’s administration.
“I am really hopeful in the presidency of Duterte. Alam ko that we most of us here in Mindanao is really left out. It is our chance now to access more projects, knowing that the heart of president is for the Mindanawon and for the Filipino as well,” Rivera said. (Gensan CPIO/ Ian John Lagare)