Villanueva siblings vow to build first public hospital in Bocaue

BOCAUE, Bulacan – Senator Joel Villanueva and her younger sister Mayor Joni Villanueva-Tugna celebrated Mother’s Day by conducting a medical and dental mission at St. Martha Estate Subdivison, Bgy. Batia here Sunday.

Some 5,000 residents have availed of the free medical, dental and optical services jointly conducted by the Senator’s staff, the municipal government, the Caloocan Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Comerce and the Bulacan Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce.
Sen. Villanueva said the medical, dental and optical mission will go a long-long way.

“Now it’s only a medical mission, soon the people of Bocaue will have their own public hospital complete with modern medical facilities, doctors and nurses,” Villanueva, who was the former Director General of the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA), said.

The young senator, a native of Bocaue, said it is the dream of the people of Bocaue to have their own public and it has become their dream too when they entered public service.

“Madali lang magpa-medical mission. Maraming grupo at volunteers na handing tumulong pero iba at mas madaming matutulungan kapag mayroon na tayong sariling hospital sa bayan ng Bocaue,” Villanueva said.

He said he is ready to move heaven and earth so that this dream will come true and it will be soon.

“We have many doctors, nurses and medical technicians. We also have the best medical school so it won’t be long that this dream will materialize and become a reality,” the young senator said.

Mayor Villauneva-Tugna, for her part, said that this health care project will soon comes true because of the cooperation and the strong faith of the people of Bocaue.

“Basta palagi lang po kaming magsasamasama at magtutulungan ay malapit nang matupad ang pangarap namain na magkaroon ng sariling hospital ditto sa aming bayan ng Bocaue. Happy mothers Day pos a lahat ng mga nanay,” the lady mayor said.

She thanked the Bulacan Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce headed by Executive Vice President Arthur Dy and the Caloocan Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce for helping them in providing free medical, dental and optical mission for the people of Bocaue. —EMIL G. GAMOS