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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, January 4, 2018
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Remollo eyes field hospital

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo said he will prioritize the construction of a field hospital, evacuation center and a rescue station near Dumaguete City's farmstead in Barangay Talay this year.

The unused portion of the government lot in Talay has been identified as an ideal and strategic location for the additional facilities to boost the safety and health of the residents, particularly during calamities.

Remollo said residents, particularly the sick and the elderly from barangays Cantil-e, Junob, Cadawinonan, Balugo, Candau-ay, Camanjac and Bajumpandan can seek quick medical assistance or check-ups, without having to come to the main hospital and join the long lines.

The rescue station and their equipment will also be housed in the area that is not prone to flood and landslides, and in close proximity to the proposed evacuation center, spacious enough to comfortably house hundreds of survivors during calamities or athletes from out of town delegations, he said.

Remollo has been looking and lobbying for funds from the city's coffers and other agencies to realize the construction of the facilities, including the completion of the Candau-ay-Cadawinonan bridge, Taclobo-Junob bridge and Colon-Junob bridge to replace the overflows as part of his bid to make Dumaguete resilient to natural disasters and calamities.*RG



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