TACLOBAN CITY-Scores of residents from 7 barangays in the city were recipients of the frontline services being offered by the Barangay Outreach Program of the City Government held last Tuesday (August 29).
Starting at 8 am in Brgy. 64 Sagkahan, the Barangayan served residents of Barangays 62, 62-A, 62-B, 63, 64 75 and 76.
According to Dr. Gloria Fabrigas, MASA and special projects for health head, the Barangayan is a regular project of Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez which bring much needed health and frontline services directly to the communities.
Doctors and medical personnel from the City Health Office held medical consultations and likewise administered free tooth extraction and dispensed free medicines during the half-day activity.
Free Optometric services, such as the distribution of reading glasses, were also made available to residents.
Among the other services delivered during the Barangayan were free haircut by staff from the Cristina’s Learn and Earn Program (CLEP) and the free live birth processing of the City Civil Registrar.
Barangay residents also availed of employment services from the Public Employment and Services Office (PESO) and were also assessed for eligibility to services of the City Social Welfare and Development Office like assistance to persons with disabilities and PhilHealth coverage.
The City Veterinary Office also conducted house to house anti-rabies dog vaccinations and deworming.
A feeding program for children also highlighted the activity. (HENRY JAMES G. ROCA/CIO, Photos by Mario Papuran)