The Camalig Municipal olice Station (MPS) in partnership with the United Services & Action on Poverty Together with a Youth Opportunities Expo (Usap ta-YOE) or “Ugnayan at Samahan ng mga Ahensya ng Pamahalaan” led a consultation meeting with the town’s Punong Barangays (PBs) and LGU-Camalig heads and functionaries.
 
This activity aims to bring together various government agencies as well as Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) through the “whole of the nation approach” with the Philippine National Police (PNP) serving as an orchestrator in coming up with a sustainable program for the benefit of the Camaligueño constituency.
 
During the meeting, PBs from Brgy. Bantonan, Taloto, Panoypoy, Magogon, and Solong raised issues and concerns within their respective areas of responsibility including shortage of water supply and potable water, and the common need for agricultural, infrastructure, health, and livelihood assistance.
 
In their intent to efficiently address the demands of residents, the Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) highlighted the provision of vegetable seeds and gardening tools to promote food sustainability in the barangays – said office is also set to coordinate with partner agencies to conduct training on organic farming to maximize the suggested agricultural intervention.
 
The Municipal Health Office (MHO) together with its Sanitation Unit also reiterated the regular delivery of vitamins and other healthcare services and technical assistance relative to water and sanitation projects in the affected barangays.
 
With the 5 far-flung barangays qualified as beneficiaries of programs under the Usap ta-YOE initiative, the PNP remains committed to find means and ways to address poverty and promote the welfare of vulnerable sectors through the collaborative efforts of the local government and barangay representatives.
 
Camalig MPS and LGU-Camalig is scheduled to convene again on the 2nd quarter of 2021 to formulate additional intervention priorities for the benefit of the general public.
 
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO