LGU San Jose Partido plays host to 1st Serbisyo Caravan
By Sonny Malate
SAN JOSE, Camarines Sur --- LGU San Jose Partido proved to be a gracious host to the first ever post Pandemic Serbisyo Caravan on March 28, 2023 held at the San Jose Cultural Center, here, with the Philippine Information Agency in Camarines Sur as convenor.
Serbisyo Caravan was a collaborative and joint activity of the local government unit of San Jose Partido and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Camarines Sur Provincial Office.
Frontrunners in the outreach activity were members of the Camarines Sur Communicators Network (ComNet), a group of spokespersons from different regional and provincial government agencies and local government units.
Anchored on the theme “Serbisyo kan Gobyerno, Direkta sa Tao,” the Serbisyo Caravan aims to converge stakeholders and service providers to address the immediate needs of a community especially ones that are hardly reached by government agencies. The caravan conducted in this town has attended to customers/stakeholders who came from the host municipality and neighboring areas.
Participating government agencies which provided assistance to the constituents were the provincial offices of DAR II, PhilHealth, DICT, TESDA, DOST, DTI, BIR Iriga District Office and SSS Goa Branch Office.
Also present to give consultation services were representatives of the regional offices of National Irrigation Administration, Dept. of Agriculture, and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.
Asst. Regional Director Lizel Macatangay of the Philippine Information Agency and Mayor Jerold B. Peña of San Jose Partido.
The NTC also brought in the services of Smart, Globe and DITO for assistance on simcard registration.
The Consuelo Chito Madrigal Foundation staff expounded to youth clients their scholarship grants and other office services.
Lizel S. Macatangay, assistant regional director of PIA in Bicol Region, in an interview with the members of the local media, said that the Serbisyo Caravan in San Jose Partido served as a prelude to other such activity in other areas in Camarines Sur.
“Previously, this [activity] was actively being undertaken years back, but because of the pandemic the organizers were compelled to forego the holding of this project,” she said.
Meanwhile, San Jose Partido Mayor Jerold B. Peña expressed jubilation for having chosen his town to serve as the host municipality. He extended his full support to the Serbisyo Caravan outreach activity, saying that his townspeople have benefited much from it.
He concluded that the Serbisyo Caravan complemented his services that he always wanted to provide to the constituency together with his co-workers in the municipal government.