By PR | 12:42 AM August 31, 2022
Governor Aris Aumentado, along with Bohol Mayor’s League President Dave Duallo, presided over the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) – Bohol Chapter first consultative meeting on Tuesday (Aug. 30) at the Provincial Capitol Ceremonial Hall.
They discussed updates and plans on agriculture, coastal environment, conservation and preservation of marine habitat and reenergization program on areas badly hit by typhoon Odette.
The meeting was also attended by
regional directors and representatives of
Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Department of Agriculture, and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and Bohol Electric Cooperative (BOHECO) 1 and 2.
Marjorie Cabrieto, vice president of PhilHealth in Central Visayas Regional, discussed the “Konsultasyong Sulit at Tama” in line with the Universal Health Care law. She encouraged the mayors to fasttrack the accreditation of their rural health units so they can become a Konsulta provider.
The municipalities, she said, can do this by meeting the requirements which are a doctor, a pharmacy and a laboratory.
The Department of Agriculture also presented the province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension System (PAFES) – a holistic approach to agriculture and fisheries transformation.
The PAFES has to spearhead agricultural modernization and industrialization through mainstreaming or integration of DA operations and strengthening research-extension farmers and fisherfolks’ linkages at the provincial level; enhancement of rural livelihoods through massive utilization of science-based agri-fishery innovations; and catalyze the establishment of robust agro-based enterprises.
Expected outputs of PAFES are improved institutional capabilities, strong research and extension linkages, increased rural income and livelihood, and sustainable co-financing arrangements.
Representatives of the BOHECO 1 and 2 reported the completion status of their restoration activities after the Odette typhoon.
Col. Eduardo Montealto, Jr., regional director of the LTFRB, raised the issue about compliance with the local public transport route plan (LPTRP) which is the basis for issuing the public utility vehicles franchise. For compliance, the governor arranged a workshop-type session to comply with LPTRP.
Montealto also mentioned the proliferation of colorum vehicles, gradual replacement of tricycles for the modernization plan, and the new LTFRB office to be opened at the Governor’s Mansion.