LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, July 27 (PIA) — One hundred seven barangays in eastern Pangasinan received sets of water pumps and grass cutters from the provincial government on July 20.
The beneficiaries include the towns of Binalonan (24 barangays), Pozorrubio (34 barangays), Sison (28 barangays) and Villasis (21 barangays). This brings to 817 the number of barangays that have received the equipment from the provincial government as of July 20 this year.
Angeline Villanueva, information officer at the Provincial Information Office (PIO), said the distribution of equipment is part of the provincial government’s thrust to support programs in the barangays that boost agricultural productivity and promote environmental protection.
In the recent distribution, Board Member Amadeo Espino called on the Liga ng mga Barangay Federation members to make good use of the equipment and asked for their cooperation in the development of the province.
The recipient barangays, grateful for the assistance, vowed to render their full support to the endeavors of the provincial government.
“As a commitment, we will continue to support the endeavors of the provincial government,” said Mayor Ramon Guico III of Binalonan town.
“Since I became a mayor, this is the first time that the provincial government provided these assistance to all barangays,” said Mayor Artemio Chan of Pozorrubio town.
In Sison town, Vice Mayor Ben Marinas said the assistance is a perfect combination for the implementation of their programs on environment and on farming needs.
The barangay officials in Villasis town were equally happy and thankful upon receipt of their assistance, Villanueva said.
The provincial government will continue to deliver the equipment to various barangays in the province until it covers all the 1,333 barangays here, according to the PIO . (JCR/AMM-PIA 1 Pangasinan with reports from PIO)