The provincial government has added three more barangays from one town to its Countryside Development Program-Purok Power Movement (CDP-PPM) as part of efforts to deliver material aid and free services to residents in the countryside.
Programs such as a medical and dental mission and an agriculture caravan have been scheduled by Liza M. Quirog, chairperson of the CDP-PPM Technical Working Group, for Barangays Calingaan, Calingan Sur and Calingan Norte in Sevilla on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, respectively.
The medical and dental mission will be carried out through the Provincial Health Office, Medical Outreach Unit of the Office of the Governor and the Sevilla Municipal Health Office.
The Prosperity Team of the CDP-PPM, meanwhile, will deliver to each of the said villages seven heads of carabao, 150 sacks of organic fertilizers, two units knapsack sprayers, 50 units bolos and three units plastic tables.
Other services expected to be offered include haircut and massage (302nd and 47th IB); veterinary services (Office of the Provincial Veterinarian); and distribution of coconut seedlings, Information Education Materials (IEC), and vegetable seeds (Office of the Provincial Agriculturist).
The CDP-PPM has continued to expand its reach since its inception during the first term of Governor Edgar Chatto from 2010 to 2013.
Quirog said the program has already been institutionalized and has become a “byword” of the Department of Interior and local Government (DILG) in delivering goods and services to the people due to the program’s effectiveness.
According to Rufa Ugay, head of the CDP-PPM secretariat, there are already close to 200 barangays benefiting from the program.
Residents and officials, both at the municipal and barangay levels, have lauded the program as it has brought government services closer to the countryside, particularly the far-flung areas, she said. (Atoy Cosap)