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Thursday, 3 August, 2023

AguSerbisyo reaches IP communities in Las Nieves

By Nora C. Lanuza

BUTUAN CITY – Residents from the nine barangays of Las Nieves in the province of Agusan del Norte benefited from the various services and assistance from the provincial government of Agusan del Norte through the AguSerbisyo Caravan on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.

A team led by Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante went to Marcos Calo Elementary School in Barangay Marcos Calo, Las Nieves town and brought free government services needed by the residents such as medical consultation, dental extraction, vaccination, pediatric services, circumcision, minor surgery, random blood sugar, electrocardiogram (ECG), and family planning services. 

Other provincial offices also distributed tree seedlings, vegetable seeds, veterinary consultations, vitamins, performed animal deworming and anti-rabies vaccination.

Also, hands on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid consultation, free haircut, legal services, and many more were given to the residents of the identified barangays including clothes and free cookies from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

More or less 2,700 residents of barangays Bonficaio, Marcos Calo, Rosario, Katipunan, San Roque, Malicato, Poblacion, Tinucuran, and San Isidro, who were mostly include senior citizens, pregnant women, persons with disabilities, children and the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) benefiaries  joined the whole day service caravan.

Hawudon Tandawon Armando H. Una II, the indigenous peoples mandatory representative (IPMR) of Las Nieves thanked the provincial government for bringing the services to the area where most of the residents are IPs. “I am grateful of bringing the government services in the far flung barangays of our town, our IPs will no longer go the población to avail of the services that are being served to the urban areas,” he said.

Further, Una called for a  unity of all IPs. He emphasized the importance of understanding and  the observance of peaceful talks to any misundertandings among the IPs so everyone can live harmoniously in the community. 

The governor  requested the residents to avail of the services intended for them and ask for their support to the government and never be deceived by the new peoples army in order to achieve peace in the town. “We need your cooperation, so that we can fasten the delivery of services to you and other far-flung areas," Amante said.

Meanwhile, Paul Abonales, a local farmer received seedlings during the caravan. He hoped that this kind of service and assistance will continue in their place.

Abonales also hoped that the government will help them (farmers) to improve their way of farming, provide them with the technology and assistance for improvement. “Gusto nako nga mailhan dili lang diri sa Las Nieves or sa rehiyon nga nilambo ang atong panguma, apil na lain nag nasud (I want the world to know and will know how the farmers in this town improved their way of farming),” he added.

Mayor Karen S. Rosales extended her gratitude to the provincial government for bringing the services closer to the residents. “The AguSerbisyo Caravan is a big help to us, it augments not only our resources, as well as the services that we are giving to our people,” the mayor added. (NCLM, PIA Agusan del Norte)