Caraga RTF-ELCAC AgSur locals benefit from Serbisyo Caravan

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 3 (PIA) -- Amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the residents of Sitio Cogonon of Barangay Salvacion and Sitio New Israel of Barangay Sta. Maria in the municipality of Trento, Agusan del Sur were thankful for the programs and services they have received and availed from the government’s Serbisyo Caravan.

The two barangays are among the conflict-affected areas of Trento and the conduct of Serbisyo Caravan is most beneficial  for the locals especially during this time of crisis brought about by the COVID-19 wherein community quarantine is strictly observed.

Among the services provided include the general consultation, circumcision, vaccination of pregnant, persons with disability, senior citizens, and Indigenous Peoples, blood screening, urinalysis, sputum examination, prenatal consultation, family planning, dengue/schistosomiasis treatment, and distribution of medicines and multivitamins.

“Thank you to all the government agencies that took time in bringing us here their respective programs and services. Thank you for this opportunity,” said Carmelina Guay, day care worker.

Punong Barangay Allan Lintapan also revealed that they were surprised that their barangay was chosen among others despite being in a far-flung area. “We were not expecting that our barangay will be chosen as the venue for this serbisyo caravan as there are puroks near the highway, yet we were chosen to be the recipients,” he said.

Milled rice and food packs were also given to some 500 families of the two barangays, while seedlings and plastic drums were also handed-over to select beneficiaries.

The locals in Barangay Manat of Trento, Agusan del Sur are the next target for the Serbisyo Caravan.

This forms part of the activities of the regional task force to end local communist armed conflict (RTF-ELCAC) in the municipality of Trento.

Meanwhile, Mayor William Calvez also urged the Trentohanons to live a peaceful life with their family and prevent themselves from becoming victims of deceits of the New People’s Army (NPA) terrorists.

“We are also assuring that the government will be more visible and the services will be more accessible,” said Mayor Calvez. (JPG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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