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Pangasinan intensifies campaign against rabies

Lingayen Pangasinan – The provincial government through the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) envisioned to promote responsible pet ownership and increase awareness on animal care towards a healthy community for a rabies-free Pangasinan.

On this note, the PVO take lead in the conduct of free medical services to some 302 pets (dogs and cats) in line with the 17th World Rabies Day celebration held on September 29 at the Veterinary Clinic, here.

Dr. Arcely G. Robeniol, OIC-Provincial Veterinary Office disclosed that to date, PVO have already conducted a total of fifty (50) medical mission in the whole province of Pangasinan. PVO recorded 129,628 dogs vaccinated, 1,499 male animal castrated, 847 female spayed and 6,475 responsible pet owners served.

“Ang ating provincial government sa pamumuno ng ating butihing Governor Ramon V. Guico III ay nandito para maibigay ang libre at sapat na serbisyo para sa ating alagang hayop at maging sa mga farm animals,” Dr. Robeniol further added.

Moreover, Dr. Raymond Vincent G. Guevarra, Executive Assistant III who represented the governor encouraged pet owners to have their pets vaccinated at age three to four months old and every year thereafter.

Among the medical services offered include: Information Education Campaign (IEC); Castration/Spaying /Neutering; Anti-rabies vaccination; Deworming; Vitamin Administration and Consultation.

(Chona C. Bugayong / Pangasinan PIO)

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Provincial Government of Pangasinan fetes outstanding civil servants

Lingayen, Pangasinan–Outstanding civil servants will be recognized in the culmination of the 123rd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary celebration on Friday, September 29 at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center (PTDC) II.

Top seven (7) awardees were named by the Values Restoration Officers after the deliberation which took place at the Center for Excellence in Employee and Organization Development on September 18.

Chosen from among the 21 nominees are the Civil Service Heroes for C.Y 2023 to wit:

Jennifer V. Garcia
Disability Affairs Officer IV Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office

Atty. Geronimo M. Abad Provincial Assessor Provincial Assessment Office

Rolando B. Rodulfo, Jr., Administrative Aide/Liason Provincial Information Office

Merle S. Carriaga, Administrative to Officer V Provincial Agriculture Office

Susan Rita P. Meriño MD,MHA
Chief of Hospital Retired-Western Pangasinan District Hospital

Edgar G. Aucena, Jr.
Staff Nurse
Mapandan Community Hospital

Jerome L. Ellasus
Nurse I
Manaoag Community Hospital

Other awardees include:



Engr. Carl M. Abarabar Laboratory Technician Provincial Engineering Office

John Rey B. Bona
Admin . Aide/Data Encoder
Provincial Engineering Office

Joshua D. Prado
Admin. Aide/Data Encoder Prov’l. Engineering Office


Teresita T. Aquino
Admin. Aide/Writer Provincial Information Office

Kenneth P. Dela Cruz Admin. Aide/Videographer
Provincial Information Office

Gian Carlo V. Milanes Admin. Aide/Photographer Provincial Governor’s Office


Gilbert M. Tabora Supervising Administrative Officer
Office of the Provincial Board Secretary

Jefferson V. De Vera Admin. Officer III
Office of the Prov’l. Board Secretary

Jason Q. Soriano
Admin. Aide III
Office of the Board Secretary



Bernie E. Cabero
Admin. Aide/Photographer Prov’l. Governor’s Office


Josephine A. Satuito Admin. Aide/Coordinator
Office of BM Bacay.


RC S. Rodolfo
Admin. Aide/Office Staff Prov’l Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office



Engr. Theodorre Jan Yvon D. Estrada
Admin. Aide/Civil Engineer
Provincial Engineering Office


Eusebio P. Dela Cruz, JR.
Admin. Aide/District Coordinator
Prov’l. Vice Governor’s Office.


Christian G. De Guzman
Admin. Aide/ Multi media Artist
Prov’l. Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.



Sallin Kisa O. Fernandez
Admin. Aide III
Office of BM Pacheco

Leo Marco G. Sarigan
Local Legislative Staff Asst. III
Office of BM Pacheco

Josephine A. Satuito Admin. Aide/Coordinator Office of BM Bacay.


Judith V. Cabillo
Disability Affairs Officer III Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office

Erika Glynn C. Galera Admin. Aide/ONE Response
Command Center Telecommunication Management Office

Angelika Nicole P. Alberto
Admin. Aide/Office Staff Public Employment Services Office


Michael Angelo J. Santos
Admin. Officer II
Prov’l. Budget Office

Beatriz Kaye P. Torio
Admin. Officer IV
Prov’l. Assessment Office

Jane Emanuelle C. Vinoya Admin Aide/Office Staff Prov’l. Accounting Office.


Ronna P. Frianeza Agriculturist II
Prov’l. Agriculture Office

Elmer B. Abarra
Fishery Technologist
Prov’l. Agriculture Office

Khristine Andrea G. Perez
Admin. Aide/Office Staff Provincial Veterinary Office



Joenard E. Manuel
Admin. Officer II
Office of the Provincial Board Secretary.


Omar R. Anonuevo Supervising Admin. Officer Prov’l. Engineering Office.


Beatriz Kaye P. Torio Admin. officer IV
Prov’l. Assessment Office

The provincial government of Pangasinan will also give recognition to employees who have rendered 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and above years in service.

Said event is an excellent opportunity to recognize government employees who have exhibited remarkable, sustainable and effective contributions to the community or have performed tasks in the name of public service. (Chona C. Bugayong / Pangasinan PIO)

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Gov. Guico encourages Pangasinenses to join crusade in greening the environment

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—The provincial government of Pangasinan led by Governor Ramon V. Guico III encourages Pangasinenses to take active participation in greening the environment.

With this as the objective, the present administration aimed to plant one million trees until June 2024 under Pangasinan Green Canopy Project, an environmental rehabilitation project of the province.

For the month of September, the Provincial Population Cooperative and Livelihood Development Office (PPCLDO) reported that a total of 5,892 will be planted to identified areas in the towns of Pozorrubio, Mangatarem, Mabini, Alcala Burgos, Dasol, Manaoag, Natividad and Aguilar.

To date over 30,000 tree seedlings were planted in different locations in Pangasinan.

The project is a multi-sectoral approach to promote co-ownership in protecting and rehabilitating the environment, raise community awareness and education in planting and saving trees, and mobilize stakeholders and solicit community participation in planting trees.

Under the project, a minimum of 25,000 seedlings per Local Government Unit (LGU) and their partner office or hospital must be planted and nurtured. Trees to be planted should be native, rare and endangered species and fruit-bearing trees. Priority areas to be reforested are watersheds, riverbanks, coastal and other vulnerable areas.

Also, “joint stewardship” strategy is implemented where provincial government offices partner with specific LGU for the simultaneous tree planting activities province-wide.

The activity requires partner LGUs to mobilize the support of its constituents to include the LGU employees, Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Department of Education (DepEd), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Barangay Health Workers (BHWs), Barangay Service Point Officers (BSPOs), Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS), barangay councils, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) members, and Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries.

Monitoring team had been organized to regularly monitor and evaluate the progress of the project.

As an incentive, a reward system was established such as Best Office/Employee/LGU Implementer. Basis of which will be based on performance and project inputs of the participating individuals and offices or groups. (Ruby R. Bernardino with report from Analyn T. Cervantes/Pangasinan PIO)

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Pangasinense bags 2023 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Award

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—Pangasinan takes pride in congratulating Colonel Joseph Jeremias Cirilo C. Dator for winning the 2023 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Award last August 29.

Colonel Dator, a native of Barangay Lucap, Alaminos City, bagged the award for his excellent performance of his duties and responsibilities as current Chief of Staff for Operations (G3) Presidential Security Group including his previous designations which is a clear manifestation of his unwavering commitment to defend the rule of law and serve the military organization at all times.

In recognition of his recent achievement, a resolution authored by Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Arthur C. Celeste, Jr. was approved on September 25 during the provincial board’s regular session.

“Colonel Joseph Jeremias Cirilo C. Dator has also been recognized for his unselfish involvement in community development covered by his areas of operation,” the resolution partly stated.

Col. Dator has been assigned to carry out crucial and delicate missions in the country where he helped in confronting the communist insurgency. “Through his adherence to the ideals of peace and understanding, his leadership had resulted in the rehabilitation of former members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army, paving the way for an insurgency-free Davao Region,” the resolution said.

Moreover, Col. Dator also principally authored the intelligence annex of the Philippine Army’s Development Support and Security Plan Kapayapaan, serving as the blueprint for intelligence operations across the country.

Likewise, he now joins the echelon of Outstanding Filipinos in the country and is included as among those who served the country “beyond excellence” for rendering service beyond his call of duty as defender of the nation.

Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Award which was launched in 1985, is the most prestigious career-service award for Filipinos in the academe, military and police sectors. (Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan PIO)

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Prov’l Govt. of Pangasinan strengthen programs on human resource development

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—The Pangasinan Provincial Government led by Governor Ramon V. Guico III set its sight in strengthening various programs on human resource development.

In his first-ever State of the Province Address (SOPA) in the first quarter of this year, Gov. Guico expressed his belief in the “empowerment of Pangasinenses.” Thus, Employability Enhancement program (EEP) and Provincial Scholarship Program (PSP) were given utmost priority.

EEP is a training program which aims to improve the “productivity, employability, and competitiveness of Pangasinan’s labor force.”

Through the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) spearheaded by Richelle Raguindin, various programs are implemented in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and local government units (LGUs).

Said program is designed to assist out-of-school youth, unemployed adults, women from the grassroots, LGBT community, displaced workers/Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), and job seekers obtain skills to earn a decent living.

EEP offers basic skills/livelihood training on sewing, nail care, wellness massage, haircutting/coloring and rebonding,

Trainees who benefited from the program are either given financial assistance of P2,000 or toolkits (depending on their choice) which they can utilize to process documentary requirements and medical certificates in their application for employment or for self-employment purposes.

Aside from this, career entrepreneurship development trainings are also conducted to equip participants with skills, knowledge and right attitude which they can apply in their workplace.

As of latest data, a total of 33 skills/livelihood development trainings and 33 career/entrepreneurship development trainings were conducted by the Pangasinan PESO, producing a total of 2,892 graduates.

PSP, on the other hand, is a continuing program of the provincial government that provides financial grant to students worth P10,000 per semester for the college education.

Said program is offered to financially challenged but deserving Pangasinense students who excel in academics (highly competent), as well as sports and the arts. Also included are selected students from cultural minorities and Muslim groups. A total of P23.90M financial grant was given to some1,195 scholars for school year 2022-2023.

The scholarship program is likewise extended to provincial scholars enrolled at the Pangasinan State University (PSU). Each scholar receives P5,000 per semester. For academic year 2022-2023, a total amount of P17.7M was granted to 1,770 scholars.

Meanwhile, the present administration is keen on improving the present educational landscape in the province by establishing the Pangasinan Polytechnic College (PPC), the first government-run college in the province that will offer free college education and vocational courses to qualified students.

The establishment of the PPC was formalized by virtue of Provincial Ordinance No. 300-2023 passed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) last June 26.

As planned, the first campus of the PPC will be located at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) in Lingayen town.

It can be recalled that provision of accessible education for qualified residents is one of the campaign promises of Gov. Guico.

(Ruby R. Bernardino with report from Analyn T. Cervantes/Pangasinan PIO)

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Gov. Guico reiterates commitment to agri-sector thru medium & long-term projects

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—Commitment to farmers has been the battlecry of Governor Ramon V. Guico’s administration in its aim to transform the agriculture sector as partners towards Pangasinan’s food security.

In more than a year of his administration, Gov. Guico along with local leaders planned and strategize various initiatives to enhance agriculture sector competitiveness thru medium and long-term projects/programs.

Corporate farming program, a flagship program of the Guico administration, was introduced in the latter part of 2022, primarily to enhance Pangasinan’s food production and transform farming into a profitable economic enterprise.

Under the corporate farming program are major projects to include rice production, corn production and high value crops production.

Utilizing the “convergence approach or strategy,” program partners which include private entities, were tapped to collectively address the gaps in the food value chain thru farm consolidation leading to corporate farming.

As this developed, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was executed between the Pangasinan provincial government and the Rice-to-Rise Program of TAO Foods Company, Inc., to venture in “contract growing” with farmers associations; financing institutions’ resources to provide financing needs; and agricultural supplies entities’ network to supply farm inputs at minimal costs.

Initial inputs were provided to farmer cooperatives such as organic and inorganic fertilizers and pesticides and agro chemicals. To date, there are 163 hectares established with some 173 farmer-cooperatives.

Furthermore, the provincial government thru the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) led by Ms. Dalisay Moya, regularly provides technical assistance and technology transfer skills training and livelihood assistance for farmers and fishermen.

Skills training on crops and fishery production, food processing, packaging and technologies, institutional and entrepreneurial are held to equip farmers with modern and appropriate technology and enhance their management and marketing skills preparing them to become agri-preneurs.

To increase production yield and income of farmers, the Provincial Government of Pangasinan distributed significant amount of high quality palay and corn seeds as well as other production inputs such as fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides.

Farm mechanization was boosted thru the support of national agencies notably the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). It can be recalled that in June this year, agricultural equipment worth P42.4 million were distributed to 13,609 farmer-members from 109 agrarian reform beneficiary organizations in the province.

For its part, the provincial government distributed 83 hand tractors and 10 units of axial flow pump to various farmers and fishermen associations and vegetable growers. The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), on the other hand, supplied pump and engine sets to 70 associations.

In its support to the fishery sector, the present administration through the agriculture office, awarded a total of 160 gill nets and 40 fish coolers to various associations and some 93 units of fiber reinforced plastic boats. This benefited fishermen from 10 coastal municipalities in the province.

The province’s three provincial hatcheries also distributed a total of 816,800 pieces of tilapia and hito fingerlings which were dispersed in various communal bodies of water. Said project is aimed to increase fish population density, increase catch and income of fishermen.

The provincial government also continuously collaborate with the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in preparation for the sun-project’s inclusion under Scale-up funding.

The sub-project was proposed to help address inadequate supply of milkfish (bangus) fry in the country. Costing a hefty amount of P241.5M, the bangus breeding and hatchery project will be constructed in Barangay Arnedo, Bolinao town.

“As the Bangus Capital of the country, we will soon produce 100,000,000 bangus fry every year through our Pangasinan Bangus Breeding and Hatchery Project in Bolinao,”Gov. Guico stated in his first State of the Province Address (SOPA) last March 2022.

Dubbed as the country’s top producer of bangus, Pangasinan contributes more than 28% in the country’s total production (PSA, 2019). (Ruby R. Bernardino with report from Analyn T. Cervantes/Pangasinan PIO)

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PPJ inmates, thankful to Gov Guico for ordering increase in meal allowance

Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) of the Pangasinan Provincial Jail (PPJ) commended Gov. Ramon V. Guico III for ordering another increase in their meal allowance.

From its current P100/day meal allowance for each PDL,it increased to 120.00/day effective July this year.

PPJ Chief Lovell Dalisay said that this will ensure an improved care and treatment for the 248 inmates currently housed at the facility.

It can be recalled that in 2022, Gov. Guico III ordered the increase of inmates’ daily subsistence allowance from P70.00 to P100.00.

Dalisay disclosed that PPJ has the highest daily subsistence compared to Bureau of Corrections / New Bilibid Prison (BUCOR/NBP), La Union Provincial Jail (PJ) as well as provincial jail of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Bulacan, Albay, Negros Oriental, Benguet and Aurora.

Aside from the increase in meal allowance, the PPJ in collaboration with the Provincial Health Office (PHO) also conducts Quarterly Medical/Dental Mission for PDL, the first of which was last June 9 and the next is scheduled on September 22.

Upcoming activities of the PPJ include the conduct of Alternative Learning System (ALS) for 21 elementary and 38 high school undergraduate PDL tentatively slated on Sept. 20 and, the Community-Based Skills Training Project (Basic Electrical Troubleshooting and Basic Carpentry Repair sometime in October through PESO.

Meanwhile, Dalisay bared some of the significant accomplishment of the Pangasinan Provincial Jail to wit; No recorded escape of inmates; No issued contempt of court (100% compliant of the order of the Court) and No issuance of disallowances. (Chona C. Bugayong/ Pangasinan PIO)

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PHO and Pangasinan Provincial Blood Bank conducts ‘Mobile Blood Donation’

Lingayen – In its steadfast commitment to ensure the health and well-being of its employees, the province through the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and the Pangasinan Provincial Blood Bank conducted a “Mobile Blood Donation.”

The activity formed part of the Employees Health and Wellness Day held on September 14 at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center II, here.

Anchored on the theme; “Dugo Mo, Dugtong Ng Buhay Ko,” civil servants from various offices under the Governance Sector participated as blood donors in an aim to ensure availability of blood especially during emergencies.

Some 18 blood donors passed the screening.

Said endeavor can be life saving and life sustaining for individuals who have lost blood because of accidents and natural disasters as well as those with diseases like acute anemia or with dengue patients with dangerously low platelet count and, even in cases where blood transfusion is needed.

Offices under the Governance Sector includes the Provincial Governor’s Office, Provincial Archive and Records Center, Provincial Community Development and Training Office, Management and Information Services Office, Pangasinan Provincial Jail, Human Resource Management and Development Office, Provincial Information Office, Legal Office, Pangasinan Provincial Library, Pangasinan Planning and Development Office and, the Bids and Award Committee.

A total of 241 employees have availed of the various medical/physical services to wit; medical consultation, ECG, X-Ray and vital signs like uric, cholesterol, Fasting blood sugar (FBS) and Random blood sugar (RBS).

Also in attendance were the different exhibitors. (Chona C. Bugayong and Omar Cruz / Pangasinan PIO)

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USA, to aid Pangasinan in its fight against TB

The Provincial Government of Pangasinan will receive a $250,000 grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Tuberculosis Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA) project.

With this, Governor Ramon V. Guico III will enter into and sign a five-year cooperative agreement with the JSI Research and Training Institute, Incorporated for the adoption of the TIFA project.

This developed after the members of the Pangasinan Provincial Board unanimously approved the resolution sponsored by Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Member Shiela Marie F. Baniqued who chairs the committee on health, during a regular session held on September 11, for the said purpose.

As stated in the resolution, “TIFA is a key component of the USAID Global Accelerator to end TB and the journey to self-reliance that develops and manages partnership with local government entities and other local partners to implement locally generated solutions to improve TB services in USAID priority countries.”

Moreover, under TIFA, JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., is building country ownership and accountability to accelerate host governments along the journey to self-reliance by building their capacity and commitment and leveraging domestic resources to increase impact and sustain important investments.

The Provincial Health Office (PHO) which spearheads the implementation of the Tuberculosis Control Program in the province, will take charge of the supervision of the schedule of activities to be undertaken.This aims to effectively and efficiently deliver quality clinical and laboratory services among patients with tuberculosis covered by the USAID-TIFA funded project.

Said project is designed to further reduce the prevalence of tuberculosis cases in Pangasinan.

Mr. Tien Ngo, Senior Agreements Management Officer of TIFA will sign for the JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan PIO)

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Provincial Scholarship Program (PSP) Qualifying Exam slated on September 16

All is set for the Provincial Scholarship Program (PSP) qualifying examination which will be held simultaneously in two (2) testing centers on Saturday, September 16.

The examination for 3,842 examinees will take place at the Pangasinan National High School (PNHS), Lingayen while the other 2,339 examinees will be at the Juan G. Macaraeg National High School in Binalonan town.

Said scholarship grant is pursuant to Provincial Ordinance N0.301, Series of 2023.

This continues to thrive for the academically highly competent but financially challenged incoming first year college students.

Spearheaded by the Education and Community Development Office headed by Rocky D. Magliba, Consultant, the scholarship ran its application period from August 7 up to August 18 at Pangasinan Training and Development Center 1, Lingayen.

Providing scholarship grants to underprivileged but deserving students is among the priority programs of the present administration under the leadership of Gov. Ramon V. Guico III. (Chona C. Bugayong / Pangasinan PIO)

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Nomination for provincial government Civil Service Heroes is now open

Search is on for 2023 Civil Service Heroes (Natatanging Galing ng Lingkod-Kawani 2023)!

The annual search highlights the 123rd Civil Service Commission (CSC) Anniversary celebration conducted by CSC through the Human Resource Management and Development Office (HRMDO) headed by Janette C. Asis.

Said activity serves as a path to recognize civil servants for their hard work and sustained remarkable contributions in an aim to further motivate employees to perform their duties with excellence and instill a deeper sense of involvement in public/community service.

Awardees will be screened and chosen from among the qualified nominees who have made outstanding contributions, achievement or legacy related to public service and are deemed worthy of the prestigious award.

Eligible nominees are the provincial government employees regardless of their employment status; former employees of the provincial government who left after September 1, 2022 due to resignation, retirement, transfer, or death; nominees with no ongoing administrative or criminal case; nominated groups can include employees from the same office or multiple offices forming one entity and those who exhibited remarkable and effective contributions to their respective offices, provincial government or the community.

Meanwhile, employees who were already conferred the same title can no longer be nominated.

Screening will be conducted by Values Restoration Officers on September 18-19 at the Center for Excellence in Employee and Organization Development, Palaris Building, here. A nominee however, can be called for an interview during the deliberation upon the discretion of the screening committee.

Announcement of selected awardees will be on September 25 while the Awarding of Civil Service Heroes will be done during the culmination of activities slated on September 29 at the Provincial Training and Development Center II (PTDC II).

Nomination forms can be submitted to the HR Management Office while soft copy can be emailed thru or submitted via USB at the Center for Excellence in Employee and Organization Development.

(Chona C. Bugayong / Pangasinan PIO).

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Almost 6,000 employees of Pangasinan Prov’l Govt. may avail of free medical, physical check-up & beauty care

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—Employees of the Pangasinan provincial government will be treated with free medical and physical check-up and beauty care and wellness on September 14 and 15 at the Provincial Training and Development Center (PTDC) II, here.

The grand medical and physical check-up is one of the activities scheduled by the provincial government for the 123rd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary celebration this month. Through this activity, employees can avail of free medical check-up and free medicines/vitamins, as well.

Spearheaded by the Human Resource Management and Development Office (HRMDO) under the stewardship of Ms. Janette Asis, the activity is enjoined by doctors and some nurses from the 14 government hospitals in Pangasinan who will conduct the medical check-up.

Other services that employees can avail include fasting/random blood sugar testing, cholesterol level testing, x-ray, and electrocardiogram (ECG) test.

The health and wellness of almost 6,000 employees to include permanent, casual and job order workers, has been the priority of Governor Ramon V. Guico III and free medical and physical check-ups are some of its regular activities.

Following the grand medical and physical check-up is the conduct of beauty care and wellness. Services offered free of charge include body massage, hair cut, hair coloring, foot spa, and manicure/pedicure.

(Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan PIO)