Thursday, February 4, 2010

Widows of BPATS members thank Gov. Espino

Lingayen- - -The province was further inspired to intensify its pro-poor program after Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. received letters from his constituents thanking him for the financial assistance given to them.

Lourdes Macaraeg, a resident of Brgy. Biec in Binmaley and a widow of a Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) member thanked the governor for the cash assistance she received after her husband died.

“Malaking tulong po sa aking pamilya ang benepisyong ito katulad ng pagpapaayos ng aming bahay na nasira pa ng bagyong Cosme at Pepeng, pag-apply ng kuryente ” she wrote as she added that the remaining amount will be for her children.

Janette B. de Guzman, also a widow of a Barangay Chief Tanod and also a BPAT member from Brgy. Caloocan Norte, Binmaley, emphasized in her letter how thankful she is for the insurance benefit that her family received from the province.

“Maraming-maraming salamat po at sumainyo ang pagpapala ng ating Panginoon para po marami pa po kayong matulungan sa ating probinsya,” she wrote.

Meanwhile, Gov. Espino earlier said that the province will not stop until the poor and the needy are being cared for and definitely will not rest on its laurel having number one status but will continue to serve the less fortunate and under-privilege sector of society thru pro-poor projects that will help ease their burden.

The health care reform thrust of the province that include the massive upgrading and rehabilitation of hospitals, for one, is among the pro-poor thrust of the present administration geared to provide services for all indigent Pangasinenses.

“Our performance in PhilHealth has been phenomenal,” the governor said during the recent State of the Province Address as he said that as of December 31, 2009, Pangasinan remained on top with a record high of 228,552 poor families enrolled.

All 14 government controlled hospitals in the province are attending to a growing number of PhilHealth patients ranging from 914 to 4,706 per hospital recorded for 2009.
It will be recalled that the province distributed cash assistance last December 2009 to the family of the 62 victims of typhoon Pepeng amounting to P10,000 each.

More projects are underway to assist the marginalized sector of the province. (PIO/Ruby R. Bernardino)

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