Twenty barangays in Negros Oriental received one multi-cab each, worth P6 million in all, at a turnover ceremony held at the Provincial Capitol building in Dumaguete City Wednesday.
Gov. Roel Degamo said the multipurpose vehicles were acquired upon the request of the barangays concerned in their desire to better serve their constituents.
He said other barangays have different priorities, such as road concreting, livelihood or waterworks system, following consultations with leaders of their respective barangays.
Degamo said some mayors wanted their share of projects being approved by the Provincial Development Council allotted in the procurement of multi-cab units, like the mayor of Pamplona, Janice Degamo, who wants all the barangays in the municipality to be provided with one unit each, as part of the second phase in the multicab distribution.
Each unit costs P296,000.
During the time of former governor Emilio Macias II, 316 multicab units were purchased.
Most of the recipient barangays said they will convert the multicabs into ambulances for bringing patients to the hospital, aside from other barangay functions and peace and order concerns.*
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