Close to 1,000 barangay tanods, barangay health workers (BHW), barangay nutrition scholars (BNS), day care workers (DCW) and barangay animal health aides (BAHA) in the two towns received their incentive in a ceremony led by Governor Hilario P. Davide and Vice Governor Agnes Magpale.
The BHWs, BNSs, DCWs received P2,400 each while the tanods and BAHAS got P1,500. There are 14,713 tanods, 8,050 BHWs, 904 BNS, and 1,621 DCWs and 431 BAHAs registered in the province.
The release of the money was delayed as the Commission on Audit questioned its legality.
Gov. Davide explained that the Capitol disagreed to the observation of the COA and insisted to release their incentives as recognition for the valuable contribution of their work.
The governor hoped that they will continue serving their fellows and stated that he may increase their incentives next year.
Vice Governor Agnes Magpale also stated that the Capitol couldn’t stop the giving of incentives for those who are sincerely serving in their respective barangays.
Especially for the health workers, the current administration includes health as one of its five star agenda.
In Tabogon, a distribution of agricultural rehabilitation inputs to the 500 farmers from towns of Borbon, Tabogon, Sogod, Carmen, Catmon and Danao City was also held.
These are among the typhoon affected areas in northern Cebu.
Twelve farmers in Tabogon also received their certificates of ownership of goats under the goat dispersal program of the Capitol. Xerxes Alkuino