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Lingap ed Barangay visits Malico

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN–“Ang Malico, hindi iiwanan ng Pangasinan yan…kahit ano pong mangyari.”

This was the assurance Governor Ramon V. Guico III made in his visit to the mountain village of San Nicolas on July 3.

Governor Guico and Vice Governor Mark Ronald DG. Lambino brought basic assistance closer to the people of Malico through ‘LINGAP (Local Initiatives: Guidance and Assistance Program) ed Barangay.’

“Itong LINGAP ed Barangay, pag-aaruga sa barangay ito,” Gov. Guico said. He likewise mentioned that the provincial government has another similar program called ‘Kumustahan: The Governor’s Visit,’ that also aims to establish closer ties to the grassroots.

Pledging more assistance to Malico, the governor cited that the provincial government will bring more equipment to the village, like a backhoe loader, to assist the residents in case of landslides.

Expressing full support for the welfare of the villagers, Gov. Guico said the provincial government will allocate an amount of P200 million exclusively for Malico to fund various activities, including social and medical services for the residents.

LINGAP ed Barangay, organized by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), held its pilot opening in Brgy. Estanza, Lingayen, in June 2024. Said program involves free medical services, a feeding program, the distribution of books to children, a basic orientation on disaster preparedness, and an orientation on cooperative formulation, among others.

Based on the record, the total number of beneficiaries who benefited from various services is as follows: Barangay Malico (174); Barangay Sta. Rosa (29); and Barangay Sta. Fe (27). Family food packs numbering 178 were also distributed.

The Provincial Hospital Management Services (PHMSO) and the Provincial Health Office were responsible for providing beneficiaries’ medical care.

The breakdown of the tally for residents served includes the following: medical consultation: 144 (38 pedia; 103 medical); total patients served for laboratory: 63; total exam done: 164; urinalysis: 41; blood sugar: 51; uric acid: 26; hemoglobin: 44; cholesterol: 2; dental extraction: 42; ECG: 65; Operation Tuli: 12.

Some 23 children were given school supplies and gift packs under the ‘Pagbibigay ng Libro at Storytelling samga Bata activity initiated by the Pangasinan Provincial Library.

To transform the residents into self-sufficient members of society, the Provincial Population Cooperative and Livelihood Development Office (PPCLDO) conducted an orientation about cooperative formation. Lectures dealt with the requirements of cooperative formation, documentary requirements for Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) registration, and steps and processes in CDA registration.

Meanwhile, the Vice Governor assured the residents of Malico that the activity is just the start of the many projects that the provincial government intends to undertake.

Joining the governor and vice governor during the activity were Board Members Noel Bince and Salvador Perez, Jr., San Nicolas Mayor Alicia Primicias-Enriquez, along with Vice Mayor Alvin Bravo, Malico Punong Barangay Sandi Segundo, and Pangasinan PNP led by PCol. Jeff Fanged and some department heads of the Pangasinan Provincial Government, led by Provincial Administrator Melicio F. Patague II. (Ruby F. Rayat, Photos: JP De Vera, Joey Olimpo|PIMRO)

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