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Mayor Antonio B. Chavez has recently launched his program dubbed as “Mayor’s Office in the Barangay” which started last January 11 this year which aims to bring down to the barangay level the basic social services that the LGU can offer. Accordingly, the activity will be done expectedly until the end of February this year.

Mayor Chavez said this activity has long been his brainchild program purposely to bring his office nearer to the people particularly the poor who are most frequently reluctant to come to his office to seek help and assistance. This would also give his office the chance to directly inform all the town residents about the many free services that the LGU has been giving to all its legitimate residents.

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Accordingly, a team was organized which shall be composed of the following team members, to wit: Melissa Joy R. Pasa – Office of the Mayor; Monaliza P. Ables – San Jose Diagnostic Center; Josie D. Conde – MSWD Office; Mary Antonette P. Saremo and Joana S. Alovera – Educational Scholarship; Raiza F. Pala – PhilHealth and others; Jean C. Onsay – Supply Office; Ma. Elvira B. Pilapil – Public Employment Service Office; Necita S. Froyalde – Local Civil Registrar’s Office; Arthur Paglinawan – Legal Services and Manny D. Clidoro – Acting Municipal Administrator as the Team Overall Supervisor.

In an initial report that covered 10 barangays, more or less 1,000 people were benefitted from the various basic services provided, to wit: Scholarship for high school and college, 110; TESDA-based courses, 34; Local Civil registrations, 146; Aid for Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS), 207 with ₱172,067.00 worth of assistance; Public Employment Services, 10; Diagnostic Center services, 72; PhilHealth, 276; Optical service, 61; and materials requisitioned, 60.

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After this first wave of visiting all the barangays, Mayor Chavez further stressed that there will be another round of visitations together with the Municipal Councilors and other LGU officers.