RHU III Groundbreaking in Barangay Calape
The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Rural Health Unit (RHU) III worth P10.9 million happened today, August 14, 2018 at Barangay Calape. Funded by the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HEEP) –DOH ROVII, the new RHU building will soon rise at Barangay Calape to serve 6 barangays, namely Bagay, Calape, Malbago, Bateria, Tinubdan, and Dalingding. Barangay Capt. Herminia De Castro was awarded certificate of appreciation for her family’s generosity of donating 1000 sq.m lot where the new health facility is to be situated. Leading the ceremonial groundbreaking was Board Member Hon. Sun J. Shimura along with Municipal Councilors Ali Abucay and Bridgette Tancawan. In attendance were barangay captains from different barangays, Municipal Engineer Marina Arcenal, Municipal Administrator Rex M. Novabos, and RHU Head Dr. Merle Visda. In addition to the two existing rural health units located in barangays Poblacion and Maya, RHU III in Calape will soon provide residents of Daanbantayan better access to quality health services. Medical personnel and staff of RHU were in full force as they facilitated the momentous activity.