Misamis Occidental (PIA)–The Misamis Occidental Provincial Task Force ELCAC (PTF-ELCAC) in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) distributed financial assistance to persons with disability (PWDs) and scholars, incentives to barangay health workers (BHWs) and mixed commodities to the different local government units (LGUs) in the province, September 29.
As for the distribution of Tangub City, Jimenez, Aloran, Lopez Jaena, Concepcion and Sapang Dalaga, the BHWs and PWDs received P1,000 cash assistance each while the scholars received P5,000 educational cash assistance each.
Governor Philip Tan thanked the BHWs for the assistance, especially in the monitoring of COVID-19 patients of their respective barangay.
“Sa mga BHWs, ania na ang among gasa sa inyohang tanan, gamay ra kini pero kinasingkasing. Kami nagpasidungog ug nagpasalamat sa inyohang serbisyo sa katawhan. Nanghinaut kami nga kamo mao’y instrumento sa pagtabang sa early detection sa COVID-19 cases sa atong kabarangayan para masugpo nato ug atong mapagamay ang atong COVID cases,” the governor said.
(To the BHWs, here is our gift to all of you, it is not a huge amount but it is from the bottom of our hearts. We honor and thank you for your service to the people. We hope that you will be an instrument to help the early detection of COVID-19 cases in our barangays so that we can stop and reduce our COVID cases)
Tan is also hoping that educational assistance will help the students with their studies and finish school.
“Alang usab sa atong estudyante, bulahan kamo nga napili nga mahimong recepient niining P5,000 nga ayuda gikan sa atong Presidente. Ato ning gituyo nga maapil kamo labina sa kabukiran tungod kay gusto namo nga ang atong mga 1,000 ka mga estudyante nga na-enroll dinhi sa atong programa nga makalampus o mahuman sa pag-eskwela,” Tan added.
(Also for our student, you are blessed to have been chosen to be the recipient of this P5,000 grant assistance from our President. We are here to get you involved especially to those who are in the mountains because we want our 1,000 students enrolled here in our program to succeed or finish school)
Meanwhile, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Benecio Adona advocating for active community surveillance, as a proactive measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”The Provincial Health Office (PHO) seeks the help of the BHWs for the early symptom detection in the households,” Adona said.
Aside from the financial assistance, the LGU, BHWs also received food packs, antibacterial soap, manna packs rice, toilet bowls, and sports equipment. Vitamins, medicines, and soap for the PWDs.
The assistance was funded by the national government through President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Senator Christopher “Bong” Go. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)