BAGUIO CITY – Barangay officials in Baguio have something to be cheerful about as they carry on with their tasks in their villages with the grant of an insurance policy for individual policy holders.
Baguio Rep. Nicasio M. Aliping, Jr. will shoulder half of the insurance premiums for all barangay officials who will avail of the Ang Barangay program of the Baguio Congressman’s Social Responsibility Foundation (BCSRF) in partnership with the Phil-Am Life Insurance Company.
Rep. Aliping said the program is a way to put the minds of village leaders at ease because this will allow them to continue their work knowing should they be involved in an accident which may cause them injury or death, their immediate family members need not concern themselves much.
Rep. Aliping added “the partnership we have with Phil-Am Life will cover accidental death or disability which the barangay official will sustain in the course of serving the community they belong to.”
So far there have been 90 village officials who have availed of the insurance which will grant a maximum of P50,000 in death benefits and P30,000 for disabilities arising from an accident.
The officials come from the following barangays: Upper QM, Engineers’ Hill, Kias, DPS Compound, East Bayan Park, Country Club Village Fairview, and Trancoville. They paid a total of P14,782.50 and the other half will be paid by Rep. Aliping through the BCSRF./Carl C. Taawan