Abig Pangasinan Karaban is Back!
The Abig Pangasinan Karaban of the Provincial Government of Pangasinan has returned after a short break to provide medical and economic recovery services to Pangasinenses starting in Barangay Luyan, Mapandan this November 6.
It can be recalled that the program took a break after COVID-19 cases in the province surged along with other provinces, but has now reopened due to continuous downtrend of COVID-19 cases.
During his speech, Pangasinan Governor Amado I. Espino III vowed to work harder and continuously provide services for the people. He also asked the help of Pangasinenses to keep on protecting themselves, for their family and for the province.
“Ang tulong na maibibigay ninyo po sa akin at sa provincial government ay hindi lang po para sa amin, ito po ay para sa inyo at para sa inyong pamilya. Ang pag-iingat po natin sa ating sarili, yun po ang pag-iingat natin sa ating pamilya at sa ating probinsya,” Gov. Espino said.
Gov. Espino also hailed the discipline, sacrifices, and unity of the Pangasinenses in the fight against COVID-19.
Gov. Espino urged Pangasinenses to be inoculated of COVID-19 vaccine to achieve herd immunity.
“Tayo po ay protektado kung bakunado. Hiling ko na kung may vaccine po from the provincial government or any institution ay please magpabakuna po kayo,” Gov. Espino added.
The Province of Pangasinan brought the Abig Laman ed Barangay, Food Production Support Program, Kalinisan Karaban, Kabuhayan Palengke Karaban, and Karagdagang Pangkabuhayan to Mapandan.
Free health services, vitamins and medicines were provided by the Abig Laman ed Barangay Kalusugan Karaban. Services provided were: 785 medical consultations, 18 chest x-rays, 121 laboratory services, 115 tests on blood sugar, urinalysis, HGB/HCT, cholesterol, and uric acid, 21 ECG tests, and 20 skin diseases consultations.
Food Production Support Program provided: 2,025 fruit bearing tree seedlings, 78 trays farm ready vegetable seedlings and 128 papaya seedlings, 11 waterpumps, and 18 rechargeable knapsack sprayers were given to farmer associations in Mapandan.
Through the Kalinisan Karaban, a total of 673 kilos of plastic wastes were exchanged for P13,382 worth of grocery items.
In the Kabuhayan Palengke Karaban, 28 local vendors sold their local products worth P62,953 to the Provincial Government which will be brought to the Provincial Hospitals to be served as meals to patients and frontliners.
For their assistance during the Abig Pangasinan Karaban, 15 members of the vulnerable sectors of Barangay Luyan received P400 cash pay-out through the Karagdagang Pangkabuhayan or Cash-for-Work program.
The Provincial Livelihood Assistance Program interviewed and assessed five associations and Tulong Pagsasanay at Trabaho interviewed 49 individuals and distributed 175 flyers.
One unit of grass cutter was also awarded to the host barangay.
Governor Espino was joined by Dr. Shiela Ferrer-Baniqued (wife of Board Member Angel Baniqued Jr.), Mapandan Vice Mayor Asuncion Calimlim, Mapandan Councilor Karl Christian Vega, Mapandan Councilor Caesar Francis Calimlim and Luyan Barangay Captain Roger Castro. /Lynette Iris Paed and Wilhelmina Rosario
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