Carabalan, Himamaylan City – Barangay Carabalan Chairman Jeovane Libron expressed his gratitude after knowing that his indigent constituents will receive 200 thousand pesos cash assistance from the Provincial Government, yesterday June 23.
Libron, 28, was all smiles as 5th District Board Member Alain Gatuslao in behalf of Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr, made the announcement on the said cash assistance during the 4th Convergence of “Marching for Peace, Serving the Countryside” activity.
In an interview, Chairman Libron stressed that they are lucky because of all the barangays in Himamaylan City, Brgy. Carabalan was chosen to be the only recipient of the said assistance.
Aside from the cash assistance, the barangay also received one set of Public Address System (PAS) from the provincial government.
Libron also expressed his gratitude to the provincial government, LGU-Himamaylan, Philippine Army, Philippine National Police and multi-stakeholders for conducting various civic action activities that include peace murals, medical and dental services, veterinary and agricultural services, circumcision, haircut, gift giving and distribution of food packs that benefited hundreds of the residents.
The Barangay Councilors and Barangay Peace Action Team (BPAT) of Carabalan were all present in uniform. They said it is one way to show their support to their Barangay Chairman in welcoming the full force of the Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) and various stakeholders
For his part, Board Member Gatuslao rallied to everyone to be cooperative because they can do more if they will unite.
Previously, Gov Maranon reiterated his call for Negrosanons to help fight poverty because it is the real enemy now and not our fellow Filipinos. He urged parents to send their children to school because education is one of the fastest ways to solve poverty.
Also present during the activity were Col. Allan Martin, 302nd Brigade Commander; Col. Jon N. Aying, 303rd Brigade Commander, Ltc. Ariel Reyes, 47th Infantry Battalion Commander; Ltc. Paulito Idul, 11th Infantry Battalion Commander, who showed their all out support to the Governor’s NEGROS FIRST Agenda.
The said peace drive spearheaded by the Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) included a 100 km foot march and a civilian humanitarian effort; one stop-shop that caters the immediate needs of the locals. It aimed to stop violence, to provide protection to the people and help depressed communities. (3CMOBN)