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Imelda Eyes Batac Eco-Park as FM Burial Ground

Batac Vice Mayor Proposes HS Scholarship Program

Batac City, Ilocos Norte - With a college scholarship program now firmly in place, Batac Vice Mayor Allan Nalupta has proposed that a similar scholarship program also be established for secondary students.

In line with this, Nalupta has sponsored an ordinance that would establish a secondary scholarship program in this city with the city government providing the funding.

The said measure has been calendared for third and final reading during a regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod but since Nalupta at that time was then the acting city mayor, the measure was temporarily deferred.

Batac Council OKs Request for Mobile X-ray Unit from PCSO

Batac City — Members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of this city unanimously approved a resolution requesting the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), through its general manager, a mobile x-ray unit for the city.

Batac Councilor Bismark Quidang, a member of the council’s health committee, said this medical equipment request purposely aims to help patients who could not afford to undergo x-ray as per advise of a physician.

Quidang expressed hopes that the PCSO would grant their request as this would really help the needy people.

Should the request be granted, Quidang said the x-ray machine would be used during medical missions around the city.

Batac Declares June 23 as Cityhood Day

BATAC CITY — The Sangguniang Panlungsod of this city declared June 23 as the anniversary date of their cityhood as they prepare to establish a commission that would undertake organization of various activities in the celebration with corresponding appropriation of funds.

The measure, City Ordinance No. 2007-15, was jointly sponsored by Councilors Bismark Quidang, Bernardo Marders, Mary Colleen Columbia Cajigal and Vice Mayor Allan Nalupta.

The Ilocos Times learned that this has been a clamor of most local residents to commemorate the conversion of the erstwhile municipality into a component city.