P75M allocated for 2 bridges in Dgte City

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The Dumaguete City government has allocated P75-M to fund two full span concrete bridges for bidding first quarter of 2019.

Public bidding for the two bridge projects at the back of Foundation University with a cost of P25 million, and P50 million for the bridge traversing Banica River connecting Barangays Batinguel and Bagacay (near BIR) including acquisition of road-right-of-way and other incidental expenses, according to city hall authorities. These two bridges will replace the dikes to improve traffic situation and ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians even during floods, they added.

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MOU inked for OFW project in Dgte

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Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo signed the MOU with CFO Chairperson Francisco Acosta for the project called BalinkBayan: Overseas Filipinos One-Stop Online Portal for Diaspora Engagement. The city will operate and maintain a website that will streamline a system of engagement with overseas Filipinos to inspire them to invest, travel, retire, donate, conduct medical mission or outreach, volunteer and engage in educational work in Dumaguete City.

Kids savor Christmas break with fun games. The first ever Children’s Games and Share-a-Meal project covering nearly 10,000 kids from 30 barangays of the city , was aimed at providing a venue for children to enjoy the traditional Larong Pinoy and share nutritious meals in the company of their friends and family.

Dumaguete City inaugurates P5M laboratory

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Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, who has thrown his full support to the project of the Department of Health, lauded the completion of the building as a means to decongest the main building of the CHO while providing ample space for the equipment and clients, many of whom, are considered poor. Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla said, pursuant to the local ordinance, clients are required to pay a minimum fee to the City Treasurer’s Office in return of the services mainly to partly subsidize the expenses incurred in the tests and examinations. (By JENNIFER TILOS)