MALAPATAN, Sarangani (March 11, 2023) – Governor Rogelio D. Pacquiao has sought the suggestions of the barangay councils of Lun Padidu and Lun Masla in Malapatan on how could the provincial government address their needs to fast track development and delivery of services.
The consultations on March 9, done in separate venues, were part of the series of consultations to be conducted to the 142 barangays in Sarangani dubbed as Kapehan sa Barangay ni Governor Rogelio Pacquiao.
Ronda Probinsya Program Director Paul Allen Villamora said, the Kapehan is the governor’s strategy to personally know directly from the barangays their concerns for the provincial government to immediately act on them.
The governor committed to the barangay councils of Lun Padidu and Lun Masla to equip their health worker with a motorcycle, provide them fuel in support to barangay road opening and improvement projects, salary of their community accredited volunteers, healthcare plan for barangay captain, healthcare insurance for barangay councils, and P40,000 augmentation fund in the conduct of their barangay anniversary.
In the same event, Governor Pacquiao distributed rice pack to 100 identified indigent families and maintenance medicines and multi-vitamins to senior citizens as among his commitment “sa panahon sa eleksyon,” he said, as he cited his plans to improve the health system in the province.
He also conveyed his intention “nga matabangan ang tanan sa simpleng ayuda ug kongkretong plano para mai-angat sa kalisod ang atong mga kaigsoonan.”
However, he emphasized the cooperation of Sarangans and motivated them “na maging positibo sa panglantaw sa kinabuhi ug maningkamot ta, kay ang gobyerno naningkamot para mai-angat ang mga pamilya sa kalisod.
With the series of consultations, the governor is confident that soon “maramdaman ninyo ang atong kongkretong plano tungod sa pagtinabangay sa mga barangay, municipyo, ug ang atong Probinsya sa Sarangani aron ma-address nato ang poverty.”
Part of the governor’s agenda in Lun Padidu was to turn over computers, printers, projector, portable speakers, and monobloc chairs to Lun Padidu Central Elementary School as part of his commitment to help the school where 11 of its classrooms caught fire last year.
He lamented over the incident as he pointed out the concerns of public school teachers on the lack of classrooms and stressed “dapat tigaan nato og pagtagad ang pagtukod og mga classrooms” through his Ronda Probinsya Imprastraktura and Ronda Probinsya Edukasyon programs.
Meanwhile, the governor released the honoraria of the tribal chieftains in Lun Masla. (Beverly C. Paoyon/ SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)
Martin Fernando E. Bernad Jr.