Lizares Bares Major Projects in Talisay

Published in the Negros Daily Bulletin newspaper on December 6, 2016

Talisay City - Talisay City Mayor Neil Lizares yesterday bared major projects for Talisay City including plans for a 100-hectare reclamation project for city’s relocation site.

The new two Toyota Hi-Ace Emergency Rescue Ambulance Van and one new DOH Dental Health Bus were turned over by Talisay City Mayor Jesus Antonio Neil Lizares and Vice-Mayor Samuel Siote; SPMs Carl Lizares, Bogs Malan, Rolen Meliton, Randy Ereñeta and RJ Tuvilla to Talisay City CDRRMO and City Health Office.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

Lizares said that the city will acquire loan in 2017 for the realization of the major projects that would also include the expansion of the city’s infirmary to make it a 30-bed capacity that will include a bigger birthing area.

Also included is the renovation the city public market and transport terminal which will all be undertaken when the city government can avail of a P300 million loan next year, Lizares said.

Lizares turned over yesterday, December 5, two new advanced rescue medic vehicles to the Talisay City Risk and Rescue Management Office and a dental van to the City Health Office being distributed by the Department of Health (DOH) to all cities in the country.

The rescue vehicles are brand new Toyota vans costing P1.8 million each and are fully customized with complete medical equipment and supplies.

He pointed out that the acquisition of vehicles were prioritized to address the growing needs of the increasing population of the booming Talisay.

He also bared that next year, the city will earmark P7 million for the acquisition of rescue vehicles that would include 1 highway rescue truck and additional ambulance and additional vehicle for Talisay City Police Station.

Meanwhile, Lizares bared that out of more than 750 city employees who were made to undergo drug test, 10 got positive result for use of illegal drugs.

They will be informed and will be given a chance as first offenders, the Mayor said.

He added that the city government will shoulder the rehabilitation of the 10 persons if they decide to do so.

“If after a second drug test will still come out positive, the city government employees will face the consequences,” Lizares said.*