More than four thousand barangay frontline workers received their early Christmas gifts from the provincial government in recognition and appreciation for their unwavering sacrifices and services during the Christmas Fellowship Program held on December 15.
The recipients were the Barangay Health Workers (BHWs), Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS), Barangay Service Point Officers (BSPOs) and Child Development Workers (CDWs) from the towns of Manaoag, San Jacinto, San Fabian, Mangaldan, Calasiao, Sta. Barbara, Mapandan, and San Carlos City, respectively.
“Ako ay nagpapasalamat kay Gov. Guico sa ibinigay niya sa amin. Ito ay malaking tulong para sa amin at makakapag-bigay din sa amin ng kasiyahan lalong-lalo na at malapit na ang Pasko,said Virgincita Gundayao, BHW of Brgy. Cobol, San Carlos City, said.
Spearheading the said activity, Gov. Ramon V. Guico III highlighted health as one of his administration’s priority programs.
Gov. Guico disclosed the province’s five-year Hospital Modernization Program to improve and develop the 14 hospitals in the province.
In line with this, the governor said the province had already purchased one MRI, seven CT scans, 19 X-ray machines, and 22 new ultrasound machines, which will be distributed in the 14 hospitals of the province.
The governor likewise disclosed that the provincial hospitals cater to about 700,000 to 1 million patients in one year.
Singing the same tune, Vice Gov. Mark Ronald Lambino also said that the province is doing everything for the good of all.
“Siyempre, huwag po nating kalilimutan na lahat ng ginagawa natin ay hindi lamang po para sa ating sarili kundi para sa ating Diyos na Maykapal dahil yan ang pinaka-importante ngayong panahon ng Disyembre. Ito ang panahon ng pagsasama-sama ng pamilya at mga magkakamag-anak at panahon na kilalanin yong kapanganakan ng ating mahal na Hesu Kristo,” was part of VG Lambino’s message to the Brgy. Frontliners.
Joining the governor and vice governor in gracing and greeting the barangay frontline workers this holiday season were Sangguniang Panlalawigan members and LGU officials. (Chona C. Bugayong/Carlo Dela Cruz/Omar Cruz/PIMRO)