“Magtatrabaho ako para sa inyo bilang inyong gobernador. Trabaho ko ang bantayan kayo at siguraduhing ligtas ang buong lalawigan ng Pangasinan.”
This was stated by Governor Amado I. Espino III as he led the team of the Provincial Government in staging the Abig Pangasinan Karaban in Barangay San Blas, Villasis on August 12.
Governor Espino assured that the Provincial Government will continue to deliver services that will sustain the lives of Pangasinenses especially during the pandemic.
“Mayroon na tayong mga karaban kahit noong wala pang pandemic. Hindi namin pababayaan ang trabaho namin. Makikita ninyong tuloy-tuloy ang aming trabaho,” said the Governor.
Led by Governor Espino, the Abig Pangasinan Karaban brought the services to support the needs of Pangasinenses as well as stir economic activities in the province.
Board Member Nestor “Nikiboy” Reyes highlighted that the efforts of Governor Espino to personally lead the Abig Pangasinan is a manifestation of the Governor’s love and service to Pangasinan.
“Malayo ang Kapitolyo kaya ang Kapitolyo ang pumupunta sa mga bayan-bayan tulad ng Villasis upang ipagkaloob ang mga serbisyo. Dinala dito lahat para ipakita ang pagmamahal, paglilingkod, at tunay na pag-ibig ng Gobernador sa inyo,” BM Reyes said.
Board Member Rosary Gracia Perez-Tababa added, “Ang ating mahal na Gobernador ay dinala ang mga programa ng Abig Pangasinan para makabangon ang mga Pangasinense at maramdaman ng bawat isa na tayo ay pamilya.”
Some of the services brought were: Abig Laman ed Barangay, Food Production Support Program, Kalinisan Karaban, Kabuhayan Palengke Karaban, and Karagdagang Pangkabuhayan.
A total of 680 medical consultations, 56 chest x-rays, 339 laboratory services, 66 ECG tests, and 38 skin diseases consultations were catered by the Abig Laman ed Barangay Kalusugan Karaban. Free medicines and vitamins were also provided to the residents.
Around 1,300 Fruit bearing tree seedlings, 10,000 tilapia fingerlings, 56 trays farm ready vegetable seedlings, 10 water pumps, and 12 knapsack sprayers were bestowed among farmer and fisherfolk associations through the food production support program.
Under the Kalinisan Karaban, a total of 401.5 kilos of plastic wastes were exchanged for P8,026 worth of grocery items.
Thirty-two local vendors were assisted by the Kabuhayan Palengke Karaban where P108,164 worth of local products such as meat and vegetables were bought by the Provincial Government. These products are then brought to the 14 government-run hospitals to be served as food for patients and frontliners.
Fifteen members of vulnerable sectors from Barangay San Blas also received their P400 cash pay-out for the Karagdagang Pangkabuhayan or Cash-for-Work program in exchange for their assistance during the Karaban.
“Sigurado ako na ang mga mahal nating farmer associations ay ramdam nila ang mga suporta na ibinibigay ng Provincial Government. Lahat ng sektor ay gustong bigyan ng pagkakataon ni Governor na makabangon ulit,” said Board Member Nicholi Jan Louie Sison.
Governor Espino thanked the local leaders and Pangasinenses for their unity and unceasing support to the programs of the Provincial Government.
“Hindi ko magagawa ang lahat nang ito kung hindi dahil sa mga lokal na leaders sa buong lalawigan. Ingatan ninyo ang inyong sarili. Salamat sa pagmamahal at suporta ninyo sa mga programa ng Provincial Government,” said Governor Espino.
Villasis Mayor Nonato Abrenica, Former Board Member Clemente “Nińo” Arboleda, and Barangay San Blas Chairman Marlon Olivar, some Provincial Government department heads, and Barangay and SK officials of the eight participating clustered barangays (San Blas, Lomboy, Lipay, Zone 1, Caramutan, San Nicolas, Puelay, and Piaz) were also present during program. /PJES