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"I Love Quirino Caravan" launched in Mangandingay

Cabarroguis, Quirino (February 12) -- Governor Dakila Carlo E. Cua led the launching of the "I Love Quirino Caravan" last February 6, 2008 at the Barangay Mangandingay Gymnasium here.

Dubbed as Dakilang Paghahatid ng Serbisyo mula sa Kapitolyo ng Quirino, the project has benefited thousands of residents who received various forms of assistance from the government.

In his opening message, Governor Cua said the project has been conceived in his sincere desire to bring the services of the provincial government and various national as well as non-governmental organizations closer to the people. He also said this is a response to the immediate needs of the Quirinians especially those who are below the poverty line.

The CARAVAN is supported by all the offices of the provincial government and various national government agencies such as the Department of Interior and Local Local Government (DILG), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC), Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Health, Non-Governmental Organizations and others.

These agencies brought various services such as medical/dental mission, livelihood assistance, BMI Watch and Nutrition Counseling, legal/family counseling, land titling, Information campaign on the benefits of paying taxes, environmental protection, disaster management, peace and order and drug prevention, blood letting, RPM classes, tourism awareness, promotion of Quirino Polytechnic College, improvement of farm to market roads and others.

Under the improvement of roads, Gov. Cua has approved the barangay resolution requesting for the gradering of roads of said barangay and immediately instructed the Provincial Engineer, Ireneo Benavidez to bring dumptrucks, loaders and grader for the immediate gradering of the roads.

Barangay Captain Arwin Agbayani has expressed gratitude to the governor and to the agencies supporting the CARAVAN for choosing his barangay to be the first recipient of the project. He said this project is a big help to the residents of Mangandingay.

Cua also granted the request of Mangandingay Elementary School headed by Principal Elenita Ugot for the fencing of the school.

The Caravan initiative is also aimed at consulting with the barangays about their needs and to provide technical assistance in drafting their development plans.

Luningning P. Rhodes, Provincial Nutrition Officer and coordinator of the project said that a similar caravan would also be held in Ponggo, Nagtipunan on February 8, 2008. (PIA Quirino) [top]

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