The Victorias Kaayong Lawas Foundation Inc. (VKLFI) donated the 2,000 square meter lot and building of the Immaculate Conception Health Center to the city government of Victorias in Negros Occidental.
Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez and VKFLI officers and board of directors yesterday led the signing of the Deed of Donation.
In a statement issued by the City Public Information Office, Mayor Benitez revealed that Victorias City Government will allocate P17 million for the improvement of the health center infrastructure, including facilities and equipment.
Benitez added that the health center will soon be renamed Abelardo and Remedios Bantug Memorial Hospital, which will be open patients, especially residents of the City.
He also disclosed that the city government of Victorias will partner with non-government organizations on medical missions.
In addition, Victorias City will also launch its Comprehensive Health Program, similar to Bacolod City.
The Immaculate Conception Health Center was open to the public for 31 years since 1991 and has been serving Victoriahanons through quality health care and other medical services.
The lot where the health center is situated was donated by Abelardo Bantug Foundation.
Also present at the MOA signing, aside from Benitez, were the VKLFI officers and board of directors, Reeda Bantug, representing the Bantug Benitez family, Councilors Virginia Adorio, Dino Acuña, City Administrator Atty. Lindolf De Castro, City Health Officer Dr. Richard Garlitos, and department heads.*