Roxas Residents Thank Gov't For Bridging The Gap
Barangay Captain Raoul Santos said that they are happy with the "Hinun-anon sa Barangay" in their area so that they would be given the opportunity to listen to the different government services for the public.
Santos added that this is also their first time that a "hinun-anon" (barangay forum) was conducted in said community not only to listen to government information officers but also for the government to listen to their queries and needs.
On the other hand, former City Councilor Matthew James Viterbo, who was a former barangay captain in said village, expressed appreciation on the initiatives of the CAGPIO and the Philippine Information Agency in bringing the government closer to the people, thus bridging the information gap.
Viterbo said that through said undertaking, all the issues and concerns of the people in the barangay could be brought to the proper authorities for appropriate action as a form of feedbacking which is being pushed by President Benigno Aquino's administration.
The Hinun-anon sa Barangay in Talon focused on Disaster Preparedness and Management, particularly on health, fire, earthquake and the government's response to it.
The key speakers during said event include Department of Health representative Dr. Rosemarie Delfin, Provincial Health Information Officer Jeoffry Espiritu, Inspector Marlon Garbo of the Bureau of Fire Protection and Philippine Volcanology and Seismology head Ramil Atando, PhilHealth representative Jeoffrey dela Cruz.
Other speakers include the information officers from Bureau of Internal Revenue, PAGASA, Metro Roxas Water District, National Food Authority, Philippine National Police, Department of Social Welfare and Development and many more.
The activity was also graced by Jaime S. Cabag, Jr who represented PIA Regional l Director lawyer Ma. Janet C. Mesa.
Hinun-anon sa Barangay is a community-based information, education and communication activity of the CAGPIO in partnership with the PIA to address the information needs of the people, especially those in the far flung areas. (PIA)