TACLOBAN CITY- To better serve the Taclobanons, the city government under the administration of Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez held a grand barangayan dubbed as the “Caring, Giving & Reaching Out Program” recently at the Tacloban Convention Center(astrodome).
Thousands of Taclobanons availed the various services offered by the city government during the said activity.
“Its (providing) services closer to our constituents,” said Mayor Romualdez on the importance of the grand barangayan, a one stop shop service where clients can access in a days’ time.
Services offered include medical and dental like tooth extraction, blood pressure check-up, weighing (Operation Timbang) and nutritional feeding for problem in the city.
Livelihood training registration, utilizing CLEP (Cristina Learn and Earn Program) free haircut from the graduates was extended during the barangayan.
Personal documents like live birth certificates were also provided during the barangayan.
Seed distribution and technical assistance were also provided to farmers, while senior citizens were briefed of the Expanded Senior Citizen Act of 2010 (RA 9994).
Reading materials for children were also provided during the barangayan.
The City Population Office also conducted services like family planning counseling and Lipad advocacy.
Protective services were made by the Tacloban City Police Office and counseling for the transformation project were likewise extended during the barangayan.
Meanwhile, anti-rabies vaccination, deworming, dispensing of vitamins (for dogs & livestock animal) and dog impounding for astray animals were also available during the barangayan.
The City Cooperative Office, meantime, shared their expertise through information advocacy backing up small groups to indulge in cooperativism.
Employment opportunities were opened and enhancement of the skills regulatory system.
Taking good care of the city’s environment through solid waste management was also lectured during the barangayan as the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council gave tips on what to do and prepare during a disaster situation.
Legal assistance was likewise offered for free.
The barangayan started during the term of then Mayor Alfredo “Bejo” Romualdez and continued during the administration of Mayor Alfred Romualdez.
The program was retained by Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez.