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Capitol holds 1st ‘Caravan of Services’ in Badian

| by: Kelvin Cañizares

As a means of reaching out to its constituents in the grassroots level, the Provincial Government held on Monday its first Caravan of Services in Badian town, southwest of Cebu.

The executive and legislative departments visited the town in full force together with the heads of various offices as well as the members of the Provincial Board (PB).

Ani-a kami diri ni Vice Gov uban ang inyong Provincial Board haron makighimamat kaninyo ug mahibaw-an ang inyong mga panginahanglan dinhi sa Badian,” said Governor Hilario P. Davide III.

The Capitol rolled out some of the programs of its line departments especially those that are tasked to address the concerns of health, social welfare, and agriculture, among others.

At least 20 wheelchairs were distributed by the Provincial Social and Development Office (PSWDO) with recipients composed of senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Families affected by the temporary closure of the canyoneering activity in Badian also got food packs from PSWDO.

Farmers and fishermen were all smiles as well after receiving indemnity checks and insurance cards from the Provincial Agriculture Office, which also handed over 1,000 packs of seeds.

For the senior citizens, a free medical checkup was conducted by the Provincial Health Office.

To give town officials and residents a venue to air their concerns, a consultative assembly, attended by Davide, Vice Governor Agnes A. Magpale and PB members, along with department heads, was held in the morning.

Other activities lined-up for the one-day event were the turnover ceremony of a two-classroom school building in Barangay Zaragosa and the inauguration of a P673,000 drainage system in Barangay Dobdob.

Davide started out the day, inspecting the Badian District Hospital and soliciting feedback from patients on the quality of hospital’s services.

For the legislative department, the PB held its first out-of-town session for 2016 at the municipal town hall. (Kelvin Cañizares)