Caravan Serves More Than 8,000 Residents in Tarragona

DAVAO ORIENTAL – More than 8,000 residents in the villages of Tomoaong, Ompao, Lucatan, and Cabagayan in Tarragona town received various goods and services through the Provincial Government’s flagship program called Nagkakaisang Lingkod Bayan ng Davao Oriental (NLD) Barangay Outreach Caravan (BOC).

Held on March 5 and 6, the said barangays are the 57th to 60th recipients of the program, respectively.

With the convergence of participating agencies and provincial offices, free goods such as school bags, food packs, vegetable seeds, coconut seedlings, tilapia fingerlings, among many others, have been distributed to the four farming villages.

Free services which range from medical, dental, to social services were rendered.

Economic and livelihood program such as the Department of Employment’s Emergency Employment Program (EEP), Sustainable Agriculture Village Enterprise (SAVE) of the Provincial Agriculture Office, and the Participatory Coconut Planting Project (PCPP) of the Philippine Coconut Authority, among others, were also turned over during the caravan.

Advocacy against illegal drugs was also continued during the caravan despite the Municipality of Tarragona being declared “drug-cleared” by the Regional Oversight Committee. Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang has told the public that the provincial government, under his current leadership is determined to totally eradicate drugs in Tarragona town, along with other municipalities and city of this province.

Governor Dayanghirang also reminded the villagers to continue supporting the peace and development program of the government as it gears toward achieving true and lasting peace. By Riza Golez/Photo by Eden Jhan Licayan



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