CALABARZON government agencies together with private sector partners provided assistance to the residents of Barangay Laiya-Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas on November 26, 2018. More than 200 relocatees in Sitio Balacbacan and 700 indigent families in the barangay received food and nutri packs, rice, bath towels, toothpaste and new clothes and availed of the free medical, dental, manicure and pedicure, haircut and massage services. The Barangay also received sets of solar lamp with radio and solar lantern, micronutrient powder for children and pregnant women, and dwarf coconut and narra seedlings. During the community outreach activity, the residents were also serenaded by the AFP-SolCom band.
Gifts, raincoats and food nutri packs were distributed to more than 150 daycare pupils and children in the barangay. Baste, Batelec II’s official mascot, visited and provided entertainment to the children. Numerous parlor games were also prepared which were actively participated and enjoyed by the kids. On the other hand, around 8,000 elementary students from schools in the West District of San Juan, Batangas were provided with schools supplies and slippers from the Go Share Foundation and the National Bookstore.
The Yakap Bayan: Community Mobilization and Support Program was also launched in the community which signifies the commitment in providing inter-agency convergence effort to promote development and address issues on peace and order, security and social protection.
This activity was the fourth in the series of community outreach activities conducted in the year by the RDC which aims to bring government services closer to the public and raise the visibility of national government agencies and development partners to less developed areas in the region. It was made possible through the committed efforts of the Office of the Presidential Adviser for Southern Tagalog, AFP-SolCom, Philippine Air Force, PNP, NEDA, DSWD, DOH, TESDA, DENR, DTI, DOST, BFAR, NIA, NFA, PCA, Batangas State University and the private sector – Go Share Foundation, Kabisig ng Kalahi, and Rotary Clubs of Lipa South and San Juan, National Bookstore and Batelec II.
Jennylyn P. Jucutan, NEDA Region IV-A | December 03, 2018