SENATOR Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito is in Iloilo today, Sept 8, 2018, to personally inform the Ilonggos that he has facilitated the release of P900-million budget for two landmark infrastructure projects that will serve the medical needs of his kasimanwas.
Sen. JV Ejercito, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, worked out the release of P600-million for the construction of the Outpatient Department Building of Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) and P300-million for the 10-storey Heart, Lung and Kindey Institute of the West Visayas State University Medical Center (WVSUMC).
Sen. JV Ejercito, who is pushing for the passage of the Universal Healthcare Bill that will tremendously benefit the Filipinos,vowed that he will continue to work hard for the remaining budgetary requirements of these two projects, which will cost a total of P2.4-billion (WVMC) and P1.4-billion (WVSUMC), respectively.
He was in Iloilo last year and visited these two top medical facilities in Western Visayas. In WVMC, hospital chief Dr. Joseph Dean Nicolo told him of the need to have a new building for its outpatient department as its existing facility is always overcrowded. In WVSUMC, hospital chief Dr. Ramon Guerra requested that they be helped in realizing their“dream project” as it aims to provide expert care to poor cancer and heart patients.
Sen. JV Ejercito thought these projects would be of benefit to his kasimanwang Ilonggos, who have a special place in his heart as his grandmother Paz Guanzon, the mother of San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez, is from Iloilo City. In fact he will also meet with the Conlu family members today who are his grandmother’s relatives.
“Sen. JV [Ejercito] instructed me to ensure that Western [Visayas Medical Center] and West [Visayas State University Medical Center] will get the help that they need. So I made sure that the documents were moving and thank God the money has been downloaded. The Ilonggos will be able to avail of excellent medical care once these buildings and facilities are finished,” said former city councilor Julienne “Jam-Jam” Baronda, chief political officer of Sen. JV Ejercito.
Sen. JV Ejercito is also scheduled to attend the blessing of a Road Concreting Project in Dumangas. He will also check on the controversial NHA Housing Project in Barotac Nuevo as he chairs the Senate Committee on Housing. He will join the people of Mina celebrate their 50th founding anniversary. And he will be at the Hugpong ng Pagbabago oath-taking.