Official Publication of the Philippine Information Agency Bicol Regional Office, in cooperation with the RIAC-REDIRAS - RDC Bicol

Monday, June 13, 2016

14 island villages get services, facilities from Team Albay caravan

By Sally Atento-Altea

LEGAZPI CITY, June 13 (PIA) – Hundreds of residents of at least 14 villages in Cagraray Island availed of various services, programs and facilities given by the Team Albay Countryside Development Caravan (TACDEC) Friday last week at Cabasan, Elementary School.

"Salamat na nakaabot kamo digdi samu. Dakulang ginhawa ini samuya. (We’re thankful that you came. It’s a big relief for us), “said Nanay Alice, a nearby school vendor.

Erlinda Serrano, one of the barangay tanods assisting the caravan, added “Maray ngani nakadigdi kamo. Sana magbalik pa kamo giraray. (It’s good that you were able to come. We’re looking forward to your next visit).”

Some 35 government agencies, departments and private partners joined the last leg of the caravan under Governor Joey Salceda providing information services and humanitarian care and facilities.

The village recipients are Cabasan, Napao, Vinisitahan, Buang, Uson, Pongco, San Pablo, Langatan, Tanagan, Pigcobohan, Busdac, Tambilagao, Cawayan and Cagraray.

Hon. Roger B. Barrameda, Cabasan barangay captain, likewise expressed his gratitude to the organizers and members of the TACDEC citing the effort of the provincial government in uniting government and private partners to bring their services closer to Albayanos particularly those in far flung barangays such as Cagraray Island.

Each barangay recipient received hygiene kits from the Red Cross, trash cans from the Philippine Navy Tactical Operations Group 5, farming tools and seedlings of cacao, palay and pili from the Department of Agriculture and boxes of medicines from the Department of Health (DOH) and Albay Provincial health Office.

The Philippine Information Agency Albay led the information services facilitating the opening program and presentation of government agencies, private stakeholders and the programs and services they render.

Also among the services rendered are medical and dental mission including blood pressure screening, consultation and dispensing of medicines.

The Provincial Veterinary office led the animal health services such as anti-rabies vaccination, deworming, pregnancy diagnosis and vitamin supplementation.

Pregnant mothers and babies until 2 years old were given vitamins and fortified “Manna” food packs by the Dios Mabalos Po Foundation.

Skills demonstration, livelihood training and first aid training, umbrella and appliance repair, hair cutting and lectures on personality development and disaster risk reduction and preparedness were also given.

Salceda created the TACDEC Task Force through an executive order on July 2, 2013 as a strategy of effectively and efficiently providing the basic services and facilities. It evolves on the dynamism of convergence and synergy of local government units, national government agencies, civil society organizations and other stakeholders.

Its top aim is to smoothly and closely deliver the basic services and facilities, setting a stage of reaching out a strong linkage in delivering the needs on health, education, livelihood and vital economic programs with the infusion of adequate information leading to the attainment of peace and development.(MAL/SAA-PIA5/Albay)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2571465796027/14-island-villages-get-services-facilities-from-team-albay-caravan#sthash.zq5iD7Mo.dpuf

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