A total of 944 barangay volunteer workers in Dumanjug gathered on May 20 at the town’s covered court to receive cash incentives. The incentives were for the year 2013.
Acting Mayor Efren Guntrano Gica and other officials were around to welcome the provincial officials and share the happiness of their constituents.
Twelve barangay animal health aides, 43 day care center workers, 308 barangay health workers and 581 barangay tanods cheered as the provincial officials delivered their pieces.
Provincial Board members Christopher Baricuatro and Peter John Calderon advised the barangay volunteers to prioritize their respective families’ needs, especially with the start of the new school year.
Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale explained that the province had to first comply with the requirement of the Commission on Audit for the legal basis of the financial assistance before it can dispense the same to its recipients.
Besides, those in the northern part of the province had also to be prioritized because of what these had experienced in the wake of super Typhoon Yolanda. The vice governor received another round of applause when she disclosed that the province will find ways to distribute the incentives for 2014 before the year ends for the recipients to have something to spend at Christmas time.
Meanwhile, Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III’s announcement for the enrolment of the barangay volunteers and officials including the secretary and treasurer in the Philhealth program was also applauded.
He reiterated the request for the incentives to be used wisely by the recipients as the province is always on the lookout for ways to give what is due to them for their dedication to deliver services to the constituents.