Todo Serbisyo ng Kapitolyo (Bringing the Capitol to the Barangays)
February 17, 2023
Simply, Governor Gerard Roger Espina wanted the Biliranons to have fast and easy access to government services. Thus, he launched the Todo Serbisyo ng Kapitolyo today, February 17, by bringing frontline services of the provincial government down to the barangays.
In a literally Hep-Hep Hooray! moment, 17 provincial departments and offices were present, namely: agricultural services including fishery, veterinary, health and the provincial hospital, economic investments, planning, engineering, environment and disaster management, tourism, assessor, social welfare, jail management, legal, administrative and human resource, treasury, public employment service and the OWWA.
Services extended during the event include the following, under the agriculture and fishery: distribution of agri-fishery and farm inputs, release of pre and post-harvest farm/agri/fishery machinery, planting materials, seeds and seedlings, and orientation/briefing on farm technologies; under veterinary services: vaccination, deworking and castration of dogs and other animals, livestock dispersal; under health services: COVID19 vaccination, random blood sugar testing, HIV screening/counselling, dental services, implant insertion/removal, risk assessment on non-communicable diseases; under the provincial hospital services: medical/dental mission (free consultation and dispensation of medicines, tooth extraction, ECG and XRAY services, Operation Tuli;
Under social services: advocacy against online sexual exploitation of children and release of assisatnce; under assessor and treasury services: information drive, segregation of property and mobile tax declaration generation; under PESO: employment facilitation, OWWA services, release of Senior Citizens insurance card; Free legal consultation, free haircut and hair color for senior citizens, and turn-over of tanod uniforms.
The barangayan will run in all eight municipalities, where barangays are strategically clustered to facilitate ease of access for all residents. Starting from Almeria with a cluster of 5 barangays, the activity will got to the municipality of Biliran with another set of clustered barangays, and so on until it covers 8 towns in the 1st run. Then the second run will ensue in a different location of clustered barangays, until all 132 barangays are covered.
Video message of Gov. Gerard Roger M. Espina during the launching of Todo Serbisyo ng Kapitolyo in Brgy. Jamorawon, Almeria, February 17, 2023.
Vice Governor Kokoy Caneja leads the barangayan activity on behalf of Governor Gerard Espina. He emphasized on the Governor’s thrust to bring better and faster services to the people.
Some of the heads of provincial departments participating the activity (L-R): Provincial Agriculturist Julia Sandiford, Prov’l. Engineer Ventura Barbanida, the Vice Governor, Provl. Tourism Officer Jun Oliva, Prov’l. Legal Officer Von Aurelius Roa, Prov’l. Warden Gideon Batiquin.
Provincial Agriculturist Julia Sandiford informs the beneficiaries of the various programs being extended to the barangays under the agriculture and fishery sectors. s
Farmer beneficiaries receive farm inputs such as seeds for high-value OPV White and Bright Jean corn seeds as additional means of livelihood once harvest season comes.
Residents coming from the clustered Barangays of Pulang-Bato, Sampao, Tamarindo, Iyusan and Jamorawon flocked together at the Jamorawon Basketball Court and Jamorawon Elementary School to avail of the services under the Todo Serbisyo ng Kapitolyo.
Free haircut was available to all who were glad that they don’t have to look for a barber for a fee in the town. While waiting, there were free arrozcaldo as well.
Senior citizens are given their own special lane during registration for their convenience. Despite their physical mobility, they came in flocks to the venue.
Representatives from the Tanods of Barangay Iyusan, Pulang Bato, Tamarindo, Sampao and Jamorawon receive from Vice Governor Kokoy Caneja their uniforms.
Mayor Richard Jaguros assists VG Caneja in releasing vegetable seedlings including eggplant, pole beans, squash, tomato, pepper and okra to pre-qualified beneficiaries from the barangays.
Residents who availed of the free dental services also received free dental kits from health personnel of the provincial government.
On top of the farm inputs being distributed, OPAS personnel also provided technical assistance on various agricultural and fishery programs.
The OPV team, headed by Dr. Suzette Apura, was able to perform free castrations to 16 dogs and 3 cats during the barangayan.
Senior citizens of the 5 barangays clustered for the barangayan received their senior insurance cards which will cover burial assistance among others.
Qualified fisherfolks received from the provincial government 1 unit marine engine with propeller and boat rudder for installation to their fishing boats.