Lubao mayor pushes for improved health, education programs

First termer Lubao mayor Esmie Pineda said she will be implementing more improved health care and education programs to constituents.

“Itutuloy po natin ang mga nasimulan ni Board Member Mylyn Pineda. Mas magfo-focus po tayo sa health lalo na sa mga nagda-dialysis at nagche-chemotherapy. For education, magdaragdag rin po tayo ng national high schools” Pineda told the media on Tuesday.

Moreover, the mayor added clearing operations are on track following the 60-day deadline given by President Rodrigo Duterte.

“May mga iilan pa po na bumabalik pero nadadaan naman po sa magandang pakiusap. We are planning to create a barangay ordinance and then sa Sangguniang Bayan para tuluy-tuloy po ang implementation. At kung kinakailangan po na taasan ang penalty ay gagawin po natin pero hopefully hindi naman po hanggat kaya pang pakiusapan,” she said.

On dengue issue, number of cases in this town remain stable. As of 3Q of 2019, cases in Lubao lowered at 123 from 253 in 2018. Continuous fogging is implemented in affected areas, Pineda said.

On tourism, the town is seen to become a fruit-picking destination in Central Luzon. This will be an addition to its main attractions, the Bamboo Hub, an ecological park in Sta. Catalina, the Pradera Verde, a laid-back resort with a golf course in Prado Siongco and the annual Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival.