The Cebu Provincial Government distributed P8.338 million in cash incentives to the barangay workers of the six municipalities in Cebu Province.
The distribution of cash incentives in the towns of Consolacion, Liloan, Compostela, Borbon, Tabogon and Tuburan also became the venue for the governor to ask the barangay health workers (BHWs) in helping the Capitol on its campaign against measles by encouraging the parents to have their children vaccinated in the nearest health center.
Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III also asked the BHWs to remind the parents to always clean their surroundings to also avoid dengue-carrying mosquitoes from breeding.
Davide and Magpale led the distribution of the cash incentives for the barangay workers in the six towns.
Last March 8, the Capitol officials distributed the cash incentives in the towns of Consolacion, Liloan and Compostela.
Davide and Magpale first distributed the incentives in Liloan on that day.
There are a total of 501 barangay tanods, lupong tagapamayapa, day care wokers (DCW), barangay nutrition scholars (BNS) and BHWs of the 14 barangays of Liloan who were identified as beneficiaries for the Capitol’s cash incentive program.
However, most of the workers from Barangays Tayud, San Vicente, Calero, Tabla, Molao and Cotcot failed to turn up to receive their cash incentives despite the announcement of the Capitol about the distribution program.
Catarman Barangay Captain Jimmy Maglasang asked the attendees to raise their hands once their barangay is mentioned.
According to Maglasang, most of the workers from Barangays Tayud, San Vicente, Calero, Tabla, Molao and Cotcot were not around.
The Capitol allocated P936,000 for the barangay workers in Liloan.
BHWs, DCWs and BNS received P2,400 each, while tanods and lupons each got P1,500.
“Di na lalim ang inyong trabaho, inyong sakripisyo, inyong kahago,” said Davide, recognizing the noble task that the barangay workers are doing in the community. “Tungod sa inyong sakripisyo ug kahago ako kamo nga gitanaw gayud nga extension sa pagpanerbisyo sa Provincial Government.”
For her part, Magpale announced Capitol’s plan to increase the barangay workers’ incentives this year.
“Mao kini ang higayon nga makapasalamat kami kaninyo personal sa inyong sakrispisyo,” she said.
From Liloan, Davide and Magpale proceeded to the neighboring Compostela town where they distributed the cash incentive for the 475 barangay workers.
During his speech, Compostela Mayor Joel Quiño enumerated the projects that his town received from the Capitol under the administration of Davide and Magpale.
“Salamat kaayo gov sa imong way puas nga pagtabang sa lungsod sa Compostela tungod usab sa paghangyo ni Ma’am Agnes,” he said.
The governor and vice governor were joined by Provincial Board Members Miguel Antonio Magpale and Jude Thaddeus Durano-Sybico.
In Consolacion, a total of P1.509 million were distributed to the 794 barangay workers on that same day.
Consolacion Vice Mayor Aurelio Damole and some barangay councilors graced the event.
Last March 6, a total of 666 barangay workers of Tabogon and 559 village workers of Borbon got their cash incentives from the Cebu Provincial Government.
This as Tabogon Mayor Zigfred Duterte also received a P5 million check from the Capitol for the construction of another school building of Cebu Technological University-Tabogon Campus.
“Ako nagpasalamat ko’g dako uyamot kay at least atong gobernabor Gov. Junjun ug Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale sa ilang pagbisita kanato. Dako kaayo ta’g pasalamat sa paghatag nila og cash incentive. Gamay ra man tuod pero ang importante kinasingkasing nga gihatag sa probinsya sa Sugbo,” said Duterte.
“At least nadala gyud ang buhing kamatuoran nga pagtabang nila dinhi sa lungsod sa Tabogon,” he added after receiving the check as financial assistance from the Capitol.
Former Bogo City mayor Celestino “Junie” Martinez Jr. and his son, incumbent Bogo City Mayor Carlo Jose Martinez, were present in the Tabogon turnover ceremony.
The 1,559 barangay workers in Tuburan also received their cash incentives worth P2.783 million last Feb. 26.
“Sukad 2013 way sipyat ang pagpanghatag namo og cash incentives matag tuig,” Davide said.ff