LGU- Pangasinan brings Abig to Agno and Asingan, Mini Kalusugan Karaban in Bautista

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THE Pangasinan Provincial Government headed by Governor Amado I. Espino III delivered anew basic services to the people of Agno, Asingan and Bautista who are affected by the present pandemic through Abig Pangasinan Karaban and Mini Kalusugan Karaban.

On September 5 and 9, Abig Pangasinan Karaban was held in Agno and Asingan, respectively while a Mini Kalusugan Karaban was conducted in Brgy Cabuaan, Bautista also on September 9.

As such, the provincial government purchased vegetables, native delicacies, fish and seafood products from the small market vendors. The products are brought to the 14 hospitals of the province for the patients’ food consumption.

Additional support was also given to the local residents who participated in the cash-for-work program in which each received P400.

It can be recalled that Gov. Espino launched the project to help and assist those who are affected by the present crisis. Said project has several components such as: Kabuhayan Palengke Karaban, Karagdagang Pangkabuhayan (Cash for Work), and Kalinisan Karaban.

Hence, 16 groups in Agno had received food production support from the provincial government in which seven groups were given 1,700 fruit-bearing trees seedlings and 20 trays of vegetable seedlings. Four groups, on the other hand, were awarded with rechargeable knapsack sprayers while five groups received 100 units of gill nets.

In Asingan, 15 residents received P400 under the cash-for-work while 11 groups were awarded with food production support in which six of them received 1,500 fruit-bearing trees seedlings and 10 trays of vegetable seedlings. Four groups received rechargeable knapsack sprayers and some 12,000 tilapia fingerlings were distributed to the groups.

For its Kalinisan Karaban component, plastic wastes were exchanged by the residents for grocery items or school supplies at P20 worth per kilo.

“This is the worst time to be a politician, but the best time to be a public servant,” Gov. Espino said as he added that the present administration will continuously extend support to the affected Pangasinenses.

Urging all local officials and parents to ensure the safety of the children against the deadly virus, the governor stressed the importance of cleanliness. “Malinis na ang inyong barangay, may maiuuwi pa kayong pagkain o grocery sa inyong pamilya,” he stated.

LGU-Agno also received a grasscutter in support of the cleanliness drive which is a component of the provincial government’s program.

Meanwhile, the Mini Kalusugan Karaban in Bautista has served the barangay people through free consultations, medicines, pedia and medical services, free laboratory test and x-ray services.

“Ito pong Abig Laman ay pinasimpleng Kalusugan Karaban dahil tayo ay nasa ilalim pa rin ng quarantine,” Provincial Health Officer Anna Maria Teresa De Guzman said as she stressed that the target beneficiaries of the project are those residents from far-flung areas.

Abig Pangasinan is a collaborative activity of the different provincial government offices. (Ruby R. Bernardino)

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