BAGUIO CITY – The different Pasadang Pambarangay partner agencies and volunteers were given recognition by the city government here spearheaded by the Special Services Division of the City Mayor’s Office last Dec. 14 at the Baguio City multi-purpose hall.
“Pasadang Pambarangay is a continuing program and endeavor of the city government to bring various services to the grassroots of the society in the different barangays so as to address the problems of the community specifically on health and medical needs, social services, infrastructure, environmental, among others,” said community affairs officer Noel Mabutas.
The active and cooperating agencies and volunteers who were recognized include the DZEQ Radyo ng Bayan, Health Services Office, Department of Interior and Local Government, Liga ng mga Barangay Baguio City Chapter, Baguio Center for Young Adults, Philippine Red Cross Baguio Chapter, Salinas Optical Clinic, City Veterinary Office, Philhealth, Department of Science and Technology, Save Our Women Inc., Rotary Club Summer Capital, Luke Foundation, Saint Louis University Hospital of the Sacred heart, Department of health Regional officer-CAR, Philippine Medical Women Association, Reflexology Association of the Philippines Traditional Medicine, Emergency Medical Services Baguio Chapter,Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Family Planning Organization of the Philippines, Department of Trade and Industry, Contra Diabetes Association, MJ Solane LPG Gas, VIVIXX Academy, Pines City College of Dentistry and Nursing, Public Employment Services Offices and Mega Soft Hygienic Product Inc.
Aside from the recognition, said partner agencies and volunteers were treated for a special lunch for their invaluable assistance and support to the city’s program intended to the constituents of Baguio.
“The city has conducted Pasadang Pambarangay to 45 barangays this year benefitting about 9,000 constituents,” said Mabutas.
“With the various services rendered, 33.18% availed the medical services, 17.44% (anti-rabies), 6.17% (dental), 7.07% (optical), 3.47% (blood sugar), 5.62% (reflexology), 7.25% (Phil. Red Cross), 3% (family planning information education), 1.85% (TESDA), 7.32% (Philhealth), 1% (DTI), 0.84% (PESO), 0.38% (Save Our Women, Inc.), 1.50% (anti flu), 0.60% (Uric acid test), 0.14% (NIIT), 0.43 (Solane), 0.26% (acupuncture) and 0.83 (free medicines/tempra), he added
In his inspirational message, mayor Mauricio Domogan stressed that the city was able to sustain the Pasadang Pambarangay program for more than 20 years and was already institutionalized with the help and cooperation of the different volunteers which is a clear evidence that the program has been of great help to the people of Baguio.
Said pasadang pambarangay is avenue where the government can bring accessible, free and effective public service to the people which includes free medicines and vitamins, free blood sugar testing, anti-rabies vaccinations, among others./Jho Arranz#