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Sanchez family offers to donate equipment for Cebu district hospitals

(The Freeman) - June 10, 2013 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - The family of the late vice governor Gregorio Sanchez Jr. has offered to bring in used hospital equipment from Canada for the district hospitals.

Provincial Board Member-elect Grecilda Sanchez-Zaballero accompanied her sister, Gerlaida “Gerlie” Sanchez-Spiller and family, at the Capitol last Friday to pay a courtesy visit on acting Governor Agnes Magpale.

Magpale told reporters that Canada-based Spiller has mentioned to her about a friend who is willing to donate used medical equipment.

Magpale asked Spiller for a formal communication so it can be arranged with the Bureau of Customs for tax exemption.

“We certainly can use these equipment labi na nga naay district hospital nga bag-ong gihimo,” Magpale said.

There are 16 district hospitals in the Province of Cebu. Four of them are to be upgraded into provincial hospitals.

Completed provincial hospitals are in Carcar City and in Balamban while the upgrading is ongoing in Danao City and Bogo City.

Magpale said that once she gets the list of medical equipment from Spiller, she will ask the Integrated Provincial Health Office to check which of them are needed.

“I want the listing og unsa gyud na nga equipment,” Magpale said.

Zaballero said that her sister’s family is now back to Canada.

She said that Spiller has a Filipino friend holding government position in Canada who offered to send some medical equipment here in Cebu.

Zaballero won a PB seat for the third district of Cebu in the last May 13 elections under the Liberal Party. — (FREEMAN)

BUREAU OF CUSTOMS CARCAR CITY CEBU DANAO CITY AND BOGO CITY GOVERNOR AGNES MAGPALE GRECILDA SANCHEZ-ZABALLERO GREGORIO SANCHEZ JR. INTEGRATED PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICE LIBERAL PARTY MAGPALE
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