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Gov. Pogi hails unceasing unity of Pangasinenses in curbing COVID-19

November 26, 2021

“Dahil sa pagkakaisa natin at disiplina, kaya nating ibaba ang COVID-19 cases.”

This was stated by Governor Amado “Pogi” I. Espino III as he commended the continuous unity of Pangasinenses which led to the decrease of daily COVID-19 cases in Pangasinan.

During the Abig Pangasinan Karaban in Barangay Tomana West, Rosales on November 13, Governor Espino highlighted that Pangasinenses will continue to prevail through their sacrifices and discipline amidst the pandemic.

Iba po ang mararating ng ating probinsya kung ganito po tayong nagkakaisa,” said Governor Espino.

Governor Espino led the Provincial Government of Pangasinan in bringing the services of the Abig Pangasinan including Abig Laman ed Barangay, Food Production Support Program, Kalinisan Karaban, Kabuhayan Palengke Karaban, Karagdagang Pangkabuhayan, and Veterinary Medical Mission.

“Ito ang programa para sa inyo. Ang programang ito ay pangkalahatan. Ang hiling ko lang ay ituloy natin ang pagmamahal sa ating pamilya at probinsya at magtatrabaho ako para sa inyo,” vowed Gov. Espino.

The Abig Pangasinan is a brainchild program of Governor Pogi Espino which aims to directly bring the services of the Provincial Government closer to every Pangasinense.

“Ito ay brainchild project ng ating mahal na Gobernador. Hindi po tumitigil na nag-iisip si Gov. kung paano matutulungan ang ating mga kababayan,” said Board Member Salvador “Dong” Perez, Jr.

Board Member Nestor “Nikiboy” Reyes also added, “Ito ang serbisyo na dinadala dito ni Governor Espino. Ang Kapitolyo ang dumating dito para maglingkod sa inyo.”

Under the Food Production Support Program, the Provincial Government distributed the following: 2,270 assorted fruit bearing tree seedlings, 100 Papaya seedlings, 65 trays farm ready vegetable seedlings, 7,000 tilapia fingerlings, 15 battery-operated knapsack sprayers, 50 packs of vermi cast, and 10 water pumps to various farmer and fisherfolk associations, including 10 barangay councils, in Rosales.

A total of 644.23 kilos of plastic wastes were exchanged for P12,828 worth of groceries through the Kalinisan Karaban Program. The plastic wastes are then processed to become eco-bricks. In addition to the environment protection program, one unit of grass cutter was awarded to the host Barangay, Tomana West,

Thirty-two participating vendors were assisted in the Kabuhayan Palengke Karaban. The Provincial Government purchased a total of P58,490 worth of produce from local vendors. Purchased products were brought to the 14 government-run hospitals to be served as meals of patients and frontliners.

Through the Karagdagang Pangkabuhayan (Cash-for-Work) program, fifteen members of the vulnerable sectors from Barangays Tomana West, Tomana East, Balincanaway, Carmen East, Carmen West were given P400.00 financial assistance for their service in the Abig Pangasinan Karaban.

Four associations were interviewed and assessed for the Provincial Livelihood Assistance Program while 35 individuals were interviewed for the Tulong sa Pagsasanay at Trabaho.

A total of 98 dogs and eight cats were treated with various services from the veterinary medical mission.

The Provincial Government also brought the Abig Laman ed Barangay Kalusugan Karaban which offered free medical services to the residents.

The Abig Laman ed Barangay Kalusugan Karaban provided the following services: 350 Medical Consultations, 188 pediatric consultations, 68 chest x-ray services, 64 ECG tests, 10 skin disease consultation, 85 laboratory tests, 35 urinalysis, 54 blood sugar tests, 15 blood typing, 33 cholesterol tests, 12 HGB/HCT test, one pregnancy test, and one dengue test.

Board Member Noel Bince mentioned, “Ito ang mga programa under the Abig Pangasinan. Matagal na itong mga programang ito at pinagpatuloy ni Governor Pogi Espino. Dito natin makikita na ang Provincial Government natin ang naglalapit ng mga serbisyo sa inyo.”

Rosales Councilor Patrick Revita expressed his gratitude towards the provincial government of Pangasinan for bringing the Abig Pangasinan closer to Rosales.

“Ito ay napakalaking bagay para sa Bayan ng Rosales. Nakita natin kung paano tayo mahalin ni Governor Pogi Espino at kung paano niya iparating sa atin ang kanyang mga programa,” said Councilor Revita.

Likewise, Barangay Tomana West Chairperson Angel Pinticostes also thanked the Provincial Government for hosting the Karaban in their barangay.

“Nagpapasalamat kami dahil napili ang aming barangay upang mabigyan ng serbisyo,” Barangay Captain Pinticostes stated.

Meanwhile, Governor Espino continues to urge Pangasinenses to support the intensified vaccination roll-out in the province to further protect one another.

“Ang pinakaimportante — kung mayroong bakuna ay magpabakuna kayo,” Gov. Espino urged.

Joining the program were General Services Officer Gladish Donalanta, Provincial Agriculturist Dalisay Moya, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Emilio Samson, Provincial Population, Cooperative and Livelihood Development Officer Ellsworth Gonzales, Assistant Provincial Veterinarian Jovito Tabarejos, Provincial Information Officer Orpheus Velasco, local officials of Rosales, and Barangay chairpersons of the cluster barangays (Tomana East, Rabago, Palakipak, Cabalaoangan Norte, San Bartolome, Carmen East, Carmen West, Cabalaoangan Sur, and Zone III Poblacion) in Rosales.

/PJES