BORONGAN CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways – Eastern Samar District Engineering Office (DPWH-ESDEO) joined the “Serbisyo Caravan” initiated by the provincial government in the barangays of Dalid, Dao, and Bagacay of the Municipality of Oras, Eastern Samar on July 18, 2023.
According to Governor Ben P. Evardone, the said program aims to bring government services closer to the people, especially to those who live in far-flung barangays.
“Our aim is to bring the government services at your doorstep without any expense,” he said.
Some services offered were free medical consultation aided with free medicines and vitamins, tooth extraction, circumcision, haircut, body massage, vegetable seeds, legal services, and information dissemination.
Meanwhile, DPWH-ESDEO representative Engr. Christian Paul Balita ensures the residents that the agency will continue to construct quality and safe infrastructure projects in the province.
“Our Maintenance Personnel make sure that our roads and bridges are well-maintained to avoid road deterioration. We also monitor the road condition in the province especially during typhoons and landslides,” Engr. Balita said.
He also informed the residents regarding the updates of infrastructure projects implemented in Oras.
“We have implemented various infrastructure here in Oras, some are completed and some are still ongoing like flood control structures in the barangays of Saurong, Nadacpan, Agsam, Cadian, Buntay, Cagpile and Brgy. Gamot. We also paved the roads of Brgy. Calawit, Brgy. Iwayan, Brgy. Saurong and Brgy. Nadacpan,” added Engr. Balita.
Engr. Balita also announced during his speech that the construction of Oras District Hospital will start soon.
Also present during the said activity were Vice Governor Maricar S. Goteesan, Oras Municipal Mayor Roy A. Ador and Sangguniang Panlalawigan 1st District Members Virginia Zacate, Anabelle Capito, Atty. Philip Evardone, Jr., Provincial Councilor League 8 President RV Evardone and Provincial Administrator Nelson Cortez. They were also joined by department heads of the provincial government and other agencies in the province who are involved in this Serbisyo Caravan.
(MAY ANTOINETTE O. NABLE, PIO STAFF)