Under the agricultural program headed by the Provincial Agriculture Office and Provincial Agriculturist Robert Gajo, Serbisyong Suarez once again provides livelihood assistance and healthcare programs to 30 barangays in the town of Sariaya, Quezon.
Early in the morning, Quezon Governor David “Jayjay” C. Suarez was already up and about Brgy. Guisguis, Sariaya to personally distribute the “fish ropes” requested by the fishermen in the areas of Brgy. Bignay 1, San Roque, Taon, and Lutucan Bata. He was also there for the big project to rehabilitate the Guisguis Port, amounting to 5 million pesos.
In the afternoon, the hardworking governor pushed towards Brgy. Mamala 1, this timeto distribute farming tools summing up to a million pesos. He gave away 250 knapsackle sprayers, 300 bolos, 200 pick mattocles, 200 shovels and 40 sprinklers as a prize for the Agri-Tourism Exposition last 2011.
The turning over of projects in the town was also undergone, such as the concreting of Brgy. Mamala Provincial Road, which amounted to 12 million pesos, Sariaya-Castanas Provincial Road – 10 million pesos, Mamala Farm to Market Road – 7.5 million, Pili-Morong Provincial Road – 2.7 million, Brgy. Tulo-tulo-Manggalang Farm to Market Road – 5 million, Tumbaga Uno Farm to Market Road – 2.5 million, and Bignay Uno Farm to Market Road – 2.5 million. Another large-scale program was also provided for Sariaya, which is the rehabilitation of their pipeline for their waterworks system, which amounted 15 million pesos.
Gov. Suarez also gave away Philhealth insurances to 30 barangays, as well as canopy tents with 20 monoblock chairs each to 7 barangays.
Sariaya Mayor Boyet Masilang and 40 barangay captains, along with 9 other barangay officials, expressed their deep gratitude towards the projects and assistances provided by Gov. Suarez and the provincial government.
According to the governor, he focused his programs on the three main sectors Serbisyong Suarez was designed to address – with these being education, agriculture, and health. In the beginning, he provided each barangay in Sariaya with 50,000 pesos worth of medical couponswith the help of the barangay captains and Mayor Masilang. At the end of 2011, a total of 170,000 residents were given healthcare assistance.
This 2012, Gov. Suarez will once again provide medical coupons for the town of Sariaya. He is also focusing on working together with farmers and fishermen for a sound agricultural program that caters to their needs, as well as providing assistance through the Serbisyong Suarez Scholarship program to youth whose parents have little to no means to give their children education.(Quezon PIO)