It was the turn for residents of Barangay Mainggit, Toledo City to meet Gov. Hilario P. Davide III and air their concerns up close and personal.
More than 300 residents, including fishermen, farmers, senior citizens, drivers, and women’s group got their chance to talk to Davide face-to-face in a recent consultative assembly.
“Naa mi karon diri aron maminaw sa inyong mga panginahanglan ug mangita og paagi unsaon ninyo pagtabang,” Davide said.
Last month, Davide went to Barangay Bato, Toledo City and Talisay City for the same undertaking.
The meeting, designed to reach out the poor at the grassroots level, allows Capitol officials to fast-track solutions to the grievances of the marginalized sector.
This manner of touch basing the constituencies proved to be true as Davide was able to solve immediately the concern of a kindergarten teacher, who was asking for chairs, right after the assembly.
During the open forum, the needs of fishermen and farmers were also addressed. Health issues and infrastructure projects likewise were also brought up.
To protect their livelihood in times of calamities, Davide urged farmers and fishermen to avail of the insurance coverage of the Provincial Agriculture Office.
Willy Montebon, a member of Mainggit Farmers’ Federation, asked a hand tractor to speed up their work in cultivating the land.
The top official of the province advised Montebon to course his request to the barangay so a resolution could be passed and submitted to the Capitol.
Davide also promised to send more chairs for the senior citizens.
The governor was joined by Provincial Legal Officer Orvi Ortega, Capitol consultant John Cubar and James Canoy of the Office of the Governor in addressing the problems of various sectors. (Kelvin Cañizares) Photo by Donald Moga