LINGAYEN—The wave of distribution continues as the provincial government delivered another set of water pumps and grass cutters to four municipalities on June 26 as part of the province’s program on agricultural productivity, conservation of the environment and a form to prevent spread of dengue.
Each of the 17 barangays of Mangaldan, 15 barangays of Mapandan and the 73 and 77 barangays of Malasiqui and Bayambang respectively received one unit of water pump and one unit of grass cutter complete with accessories from the province.
To date, a total of 710 barangays from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd districts of Pangasinan has already benefitted from the provincial government’s assistance, already more than halfway to cover all the 1, 333 barangays of the province.
The distribution team led by Vice-Gov. Jose Ferdinand Calimlim, Jr. together with Liga ng mga Barangay president and Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Amadeo T. Espino, Sports Director Modesto Operana and General Service Office Chief Rolando Diaz handed out 195 sets of a water pumps and a grass cutters to the barangays of Mangaldan, Mapandan, Malasiqui and Bayambang towns.
True to his promise, Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr., although still on official travel to the United States from June 9 to July 1, has ordered the speedy delivery of the farming equipment upon the arrival of said units which were a bit delayed due to non-availability of supplies.
As this developed, Vice-Gov. Calimlim disclosed that in the following months, Gov. Espino will again grant office furniture to the barangays such as monobloc chairs and aircondition units for the barangay halls.
He said that all local government units of the province will be receiving said assistance even as he stressed that Gov. Espino wants every barangay to benefit from the government’s support.
“As a father, Gov. Espino wants all his children to have equal support,” Calimlim averred.
Towards this end, the barangay officials expressed elation over the provincial assistance as the arrival of water pumps and grass cutters is very timely as they thanked Gov. Espino and the whole of his administration.
The local chief executives of the recipient towns said the equipment will boost agricultural production and at the same time maintain the clean and green program of each barangay that will help minimize the dangers of acquiring some illnesses like dengue.
Liga president Espino, on the other hand urged the barangay officials to work hard for the development of the province as he said “let us do our part and let us do our share.”