In his Brgy Captain bid for Apokon: Bobby Gementiza to give 10 months salary as seed capital for his hospitalization assistance program

aug 22-28, 2013

TAGUM CITY- Resident Bobby Gementiza will be parting away 10 months of his salary as seed capital for a planned medical referral program to assist indigent and needy constituents hospitalized at the Davao Regional Hospital, if he is given a chance by the people to serve as barangay captain in Barangay Apokon, Tagum City.

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And to generate a lumpsum for the seed capital, “mangutang ko kang papa (former Governor Yayong Gementiza) ug mga P250,000 para ana ug ang sweldo nako maoy ibayad sa iya kada bulan,” he said in an interview.

He added that the referral program he has in mind is similar to that of the provincial government which will go for the indigents’ expenses for medicines, laboratory and others while confined at the DRH.

“Luoy kaayo ang mga indigents labi na tong dugay na sa hospital,” he said.
From the seed capitalization, the program would be sustained from barangay’s own fund. Barangay Apokon now stands to have some P10-12 million with about P8 million Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA). The DRH is located right at Barangay Apokon.

Besides, the young Gementiza is planning to launch sustainable paupers’ burial program.

He said that there is one service provider he learned of that gives complete funeral service from embalming up to burial at an affordable cost of something like P2,500 only.

“Most importantly, mapaduol gyod ang barangay sa katawhan ug dali marespondehan ang ilang mga panginahanglan. This can be done through constant consultations and transparency,” Bobby Gementiza profusely announced his overall principle in barangay governance. (Rural Urban News/Cha Monforte)

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