DAVAO CITY--Mayor Sara Duterte - Carpio has committed to the realization of her 10-point priority agenda during her second term as mayor, prioritizing more on health and poverty alleviation according to a statement released by the City Information Office (CIO).
Last May 13, the mayor assured Dabawenyos that her administration will continue to bring much-needed facilities closer to the people, including those in far-flung areas.
Upon her assumption to office as mayor in 2016, she laid down her 10 priorities to include poverty alleviation, infrastructure development, solid waste management, health, education, agriculture, tourism, transportation planning and traffic management, peace and order, and disaster risk reduction and mitigation.
Aside from hospital and primary health-care centers, the city government under the leadership of Duterte-Carpio, is also targeting to put up at least one Botika ng Bayan in all the city's 17 health districts so that people will have easier access to medicines.
Currently, there are five Botika ng Bayan in the city. These are located inside the Lingap Compound, which is across the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC); Calinan District; Poblacion; Toril; and, Bunawan District.
According to her, this year the Malasakit Center inside the SPMC compound will open to help indigents process their documents for medical assistance.
The Malasakit Center is a partnership of Duterte-Carpio's Lingap and the Office of the President.