BACOLOD CITY, May 9 (PNA) — Rotarians awarded a plaque of recognition to the city government of Silay for its valuable contributions in helping empower the poor in the metro.
Rotary Club of Silay President Jeanet de Belen said their partnership with city government, though Mayor Jose Montelibano, has led to the construction of various development projects aimed at improving the lives of their poor constituents.
De Belen cited the valuable contributions of the city government of Silay during their 40th anniversary held at Sen. Jose C. Locsin Culural and Civic Center recently.
Silay City benefited from Rotarian’s construction of a children’s park and school building in Barangay Guimbalaon and improvement of day care center in Barangay Balaring.
The club also donated medical equipment to Barangays E. Lopez, Kapitan Ramon, Guimbalaon, Patag and Bagtic.
It also gives scholarship to poor yet intelligent students in several schools and held medical and dental missions in far-flung communities.
The Rotarian’s annual holding of Boys and Girls’ Week also trains and exposes high school students to become good city leaders.
They also sponsored several youth exchange students’ program with delegates from Australia, United States of America, South America and Europe.
They are also holding responsible parenthood seminars to educate parents of their responsibilities and the rights of their children.
In response, Montelibano said in a statement that they are very grateful to Rotarians for their consistent support in the community-based projects and ongoing awareness and leadership program for the parents and the youth.
The Rotary Club of Silay is headed by Jeanet de Belen as President, Robert Langland as vice president and secretary, and Aileen Villanueva as treasurer.
Its board of directors is composed of Nicanor Jison, Reynaldo Labayen, Patrick Aguilar, Roy Villa, Rtn. Marilyn Jaranilla, Salvador Segovia, Charles Jison, and Rtn. Richard Jereza. (PNA)