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Kalinga PLGU, Pasil LGU bring government services to Guina-ang villages

Pasil, Kalinga – Anchored on the empowerment framework, the local government units of Kalinga and Pasil through their Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict delivered various services at the very doorsteps of Guina-ang villages on Wednesday, March 08, 2023.

The convergence program conducted through the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP): Community Consultation and Serbisyo Caravan gathered the national line agencies to provide solutions to the issues raised by the grassroots groups.

As explained by Provincial Director Anthony Manolo Ballug of DILG-Kalinga, the RCSP is a convergence initiative for the implementation of the Executive Order No. 70 signed in December 2018 by former President Rodrigo Duterte which aims to “provide an efficient mechanism and structure for the implementation of the whole-of-nation approach to aid in the realization of collective aspirations for inclusive and sustainable peace.”

The program intends to spread awareness among the community members of their crucial role in bringing out positive change in the socio-economic status of their village that will in turn improve the municipal and provincial levels.

With public involvement, the government can come up with platforms for winning peace and attaining sustainable progress.

Among the personnel of the agencies present in the event, as acknowledged by MTF-ELCAC Chairperson, Mayor Alfredo “Chao-ig” Malannag Jr., were DPWH, DOH, DepEd, BFP, PNP, BJMP, DTI, DOLE, DA, DILG, DAR, TESDA, DSWD, PIA, Philippine Army, and those under the provincial and municipal government units.

Likewise, Mayor Malannag expressed his utmost gratitude for the full support of Governor James Edduba and his constituents as well as PD Ballug.

Speaking with the community, the mayor underscored that their unity and cooperation with the government would go a long way, especially in their socioeconomic development.

Community Consultation

During the community consultation spearheaded by the DILG-Kalinga, proposed projects and programs were discussed and endorsed to the different agencies for funding. The provincial and municipal LGUs, along with the Office of the Congressman, agreed to share counterparts for some projects, while those with lower amounts will be shouldered by the barangay.

Proposals for flood control and protection walls were endorsed to DPWH-UKDEO; DSWD vowed cash-for-work under the Risk Resiliency Program with PLGU counterpart; TESDA reserved scholarship slots and training on masonry, bread and pastry; and PLGU, DOLE and MLGU pledged cash amounts for the barangay projects.

Medical and Dental Mission

Held alongside the community consultation was the medical and dental mission.

Data shared by Municipal Health Officer Dr. Aldrin Siwao, 109 benefited from the consultation, 72 of which were under medical, while 37 were in the pedia. Meanwhile, 63 people availed for dental extraction; 9 for circumcision; 127 for a haircut; while 12 donated blood.

Some 86 individuals availed for the blood typing under laboratory tests, 81 for hemoglobin, and 49 for random blood sugar tests.


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