DAGUPAN CITY’S NEW VEHICLES – Fr. Jasper Hebron (2nd from left, 1st photo) is joined by Mayor Belen Fernandez (3rd from left, 1st photo), City Administrator Atty. Farah Decano (center, 1st photo) and the city department heads as he leads the blessing of the brand new shuttle bus and three motorcycle units of the city government. The shuttlebus will transport the Balon Dagupan athletes in the coming Region 1 Athletic Association (R1AA) Meet to the meet venue, while the motorcycle units will be used by the Public Order and Safety Office (POSO) for continuous traffic monitoring. Also in first photo are (from right to left) POSO Chief Carlito Ocampo, General Services Officer Engr. Melchor Guiang, City Planning and Development Officer Engr. Josephine Corpuz, City Budget Officer Luz de Guzman, City Accountant Melissa Mendoza, and City Health Officer Dr. Ophelia T. Rivera. (CIO photo by Jojo Tamayo)

DAGUPAN CITY – The city welcomed the new year through a prosperous start by again adding its expanding fleet of service vehicles.

Fr. Jasper Hebron, together with Mayor Belen Fernandez, City Administrator Atty. Farah Decano and the city department heads, led the blessing of the city’s brand new Dagupan City Shuttle Bus and three motorcycle units during the flag-raising ceremony at the city plaza on January 7.

The 51-seater bus is in addition to the city’s coasters which will all be used for ferrying Balon Dagupan athletes going to and from venues of competitions.

The bus will be immediately used to transport the athletes for the coming Region 1 Athletic Association (R1AA) Meet.

The bus will also transport barangay officials and department heads during their “Lakbay Aral” study tours as well as those attending other official events within and outside the city.

Meanwhile, the motorcycle units will be used by the Public Order and Safety Office (POSO) for their continuous traffic monitoring.

Mayor Fernandez disclosed that the service vehicles collectively cost around P8-million.

“We are making sure that all the vehicles and equipment that we acquired were all brand new for the safety and convenience of Dagupeños, especially our children,” added Fernandez. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)