MINERVA BC NEWMAN
TAGBILARAN CITY – Bohol governor Arthur Yap with local and national government agencies turned over five PRDP-GEF-Provincial LGU pump boats to the island barangays of Guindacpan and Cataban off Talibon; Hingotanan West and Bilang-bilangan East, Bien Unido; and Saguise, President Carlos P. Garcia during the recent distribution event at the Talibon Port.
Yap said that the patrol boats are now used by the PNP and Coast Guard seaborne patrol teams to guard and intensify border surveillance surrounding the islands in the Second District against illegal entrants amid COVID community transmission in the area, particularly in barangay Guindacpan.
In another developments governor Yap with Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Asec. Aster Caberte distributed livelihood kits to the recipients from 16 towns at the Ceremonial Hall, New Capitol Friday with DTI-Bohol Dir. Ma. Soledad Balistoy and Maj. Mozart Jalique of the Philippine Army 14th Infantry Battalion who were present during the distribution.
The beneficiaries came from the towns of Antequera, Loon, Calape and Balilihan of the 1st district ; Danao, Talibon, Trinidad and Bien Unido of the 2nd District; and Alicia, Loay, Carmen, Pilar, Sevilla, Garcia-Hernandez, Guindulman and Mabini of the 3rd District.
The livelihood support comes under the DTI Livelihood Seeding Program – Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa, Yap said.
Yap also delivered premium rice and contact tracing card to every family in barangays Sawang, Jimilian, Gotozon, Bagumbayan, Tigbao, Upper Bonbon, Candabong, Oy and Calunasan Norte in his town of Loboc over the week with Mayor Leon Calipusan.
“The distribution of premium rice and quick response (QR)-coded cards in pandemic time will go on even without the presence of the governor and until all Bohol families will have received them,” Yap said and added that he usually finds time and ways to be personally present in these activities. (Photos: PRIMER/ Ken Styles)