One-stop-shops offer different services in Kawayan centennial celebration
By Rodrigo S. Victoria
Naval, Biliran (11 October) -- Five One-Stop-Shop booths that offered different services to the people in the municipality of Kawayan were set-up in the town's socio-civic and cultural center during its 100th Founding Year Anniversary celebration yesterday.
The five One-Stop-Shop booths that were formally opened at 9:30 in the morning were swarmed by a multitude of people waiting several hours before it started giving services to the constitutents of the municipality.
The putting up of One-Stop-Shop is one of the highlights of the celebration which Kawayan Mayor Rodolfo J. Espina, Sr. gave to the residents of the municipality for them to avail of the different services offered by the different government agencies right at the doorstep of the community.
The five One-Stop-Shops booth were led by the different departments of LGU-Kawayan like the Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD), Municipal Health Office (MHO), Municipal Agricultural Services Office (MASO), Municipal Assessor (MA), Municipal Civil Registrar (MCR).
Under the One-Stop-Shop led by the office of the MSWD in coordination with the Provincial Social Welfare and Developmen (PSWD), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), services offered include skills registration for job matching for both local and abroad, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) registration, processing of senior citizen's ID, skills training for delicacies, smokefish and coco-based processing and the group is also in-charge in the launching of the Municipal Livelihood Center.
The services offered under the One-Stop-Shop booth led by MHO in coordination with the medical officers of Biliran Provincial Hospital and the Biliran Dental Society include free medical and dental services, free vaccination of children, operation tuli, operation timbang and blood letting.
The third One-Stop-Shop booth led by MASO in coordination with the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit (DARFU) 8, and the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian, the services offered include animal vaccination and immunization, free consultation, treatment of sicj animals, actual demonstration of artificial insemination and castration in animals.
The One-Stop-Shop booth led by the Municipal Assesor in coordination with the Register of Deeds offered services like distribution of free patents, issuance of true copies of documents, issuance of certifications on real property tax and segregation for tax purposes.
The last One-Stop-Shop booth led by the Municipal Civil Registrar in coordination with the provincial office of the National Statistics Office (NSO) and the San Rafael Parish in Poblacion, Kawayan offered services like the Kasalan ng Bayan and the free registration of birth.
Herbert Bernadas, Administrative Officer of LGU-Kawayan and the Community Development Information Officer (CDIO)-designate in an intereview said that the different services offered in the five One-Stop-Shops booth were purposely made as part of the celebration in order to give significance and importance of the celebration and at the same time for the people to feel and see the kind of governance that the present leadership has given to the public.
Meanwhile, simultaneous with the opening of the five One-Stop-Shops is also the awarding of certificates to individuals and groups in the municipality of Kawayan bearing the specific number of fruit trees (jackfruit, lanzones, mango, rambutan and many other kind of fruit trees), tilapia fingerlings, swines, cattles and other agricultural products for their livelihood and to further augment their income.
Nenita Buenconsejo, a resident from a far-flung barangay in the municipality of Kawayan who came early in the morning in order to avail of the services offered by the government, said in an interview that this is the first time that the people in Kawayan have availed the different services of the government in just one day.
She expressed her gratitude to the local chief executive and the different government agencies that participated in offering their services to the five One-Stop-Shops booth because if not through it she cannot avail of the agricultural product given her to further augment the income of her family. (PIA-Biliran) [top]