Newly-elected Pangasinan guv to focus on infra, healthcare

Medical & Health

Newly-elected Pangasinan governor Ramon Guico III said his administration is keen on building the eastern to western Pangasinan expressway and improving the healthcare system in the provincial hospitals.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Guico said the expressway will provide access to efficient travel to famous tourist destinations in the province, generate more jobs, and support proposed economic zones.

“We are mapping out an expressway from the sixth district to the first district that would pass through the special economic zones. It would create more jobs and massive infrastructure projects,” he said.

He added there are planned economic zones in Lingayen, Mangatarem, Aguilar towns, and Alaminos City.

Guico said his administration will also computerize records of patients in the 14 provincial government-run hospitals.

“If the patients do not have medical records then, they also don’t have a medical history. We will link the hospitals to each other for them to access patients’ records,” he said.

Guico said he will also add more medical diagnostic equipment and the medical personnel should be competent.

“As a governor, I will be the ambassador of the province to entice tourists to our province. To return the trust of investors to our province,” he added.

Guico said he will continue the scholarship programs of the provincial government.

“We have to look at the budget for 2022 approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. We will honor it but we will audit the expenditure hence, we will create a competent management team. We will not politicize it,” he added.

Guico said he will be working closely with the Pangasinan State University and local universities and colleges.

“We would like to leave a legacy to the people wherein they will respect me because I served with competence, transparency, and an honest governor,” he said.

Guico won against incumbent Governor Amado Espino III with over 800,000 votes.

He was proclaimed the winner by the Commission on Elections on Wednesday morning.

Before the previous elections, Guico also defeated former Pangasinan Governor and fifth district Rep. Amado Espino Jr.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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