As a way of recognizing their genuine public service for the people, around 1,972 barangay workers in Camotes Island received cash incentives from the Cebu Provincial Government last Dec. 6 and 7, 2017.
“The Capitol recognizes your sacrifice. In fact, you are the extension of the Provincial Government in providing services to the people,” Gov. Hilario P. Davide III told barangay volunteers in Cebuano during his speech.
The two-day visit in the four towns of Camotes Island is the first of a series of cash incentives distribution to barangay volunteers all over the province every year.
A total of P3.8 million cash aid were distributed to the towns or around P644,600 to Pilar; P990, 600 to Poro; P1,593,300 million to San Francisco; and P617,400 to Tudela.
Those who received cash gifts were health workers, nutrition scholars, animal health aides, tanods and daycare workers.
For the first time this year, officers of the lupong tagapamayapa were also among the recipients.
The health workers, nutrition scholars, animal health aides and day care workers received P2,400 each, while tanods and officers of the lupong tagapamayapa each got P1,500.
Present during the distribution were lawyer Ramil Abing of the Public Administrator’s Office and 5th District Provincial Board members Miguel Antonio Magpale and Jude Thaddeus Durano-Sybico.
All mayors of the four towns, namely Aly Arquillano of San Francisco, Luciano Rama of Poro, Erwin Yu of Tudela and Eufracio Maratas of Pilar thanked the Capitol for choosing Camotes for its kick-off distribution.
The officials also extended their gratitude to the Capitol for the Provincial Government-funded projects in their respective municipalities.
“Ako gyung nakita ang ka sensiro sa atong gobernador sa pagserbisyo sa katawhan kay wala gyud ta niya pasagdi. Hangtod karon padayon ang iyang paghatag kanato sa atong gikinahanglan ilabi na sa imprastraktura ug patubig,” Arquillano said.
Aside from the cash gifts, 100 vials of anti-rabies shots were also given out to each municipality, as well as more than 10,000 sets of school supplies.
In Tudela, Davide led the ribbon cutting ceremony of the P167 million road project, which is part of the P1.8 billion program of the Department of Tourism in 2016 involving the rehabilitation and concreting of roads in Central Visayas leading to tourism sites.
The governor also graced the opening of the town’s new fitness center where the Cebu Provincial Sports Commission gave P500,000 worth of equipment.