PGIN rolls out cash aid to emergency employment beneficiaries, ranger officers


Sep. 21, 2021 ...

For nearly a month, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN), led by Governor Manotoc, has been rolling out a series of province-wide distributions of cash aid to beneficiaries of emergency employment programs and salaries to Barangay Ranger Officers.

On August 26, Gov. Marcos Manotoc, along with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) and Office of the Barangay Affairs (OBA), distributed salaries to 250 displaced and disadvantaged workers in Laoag City as part of a cash-for-work emergency employment program.

Recipients from Barangays Araniw, Zamboanga, San Lorenzo, Sta. Balbina, Mangato East and West, and Apaya received Php 1,275.00 for five days of work. A distribution was also held at the Provincial Capitol's Bonsai Garden, and at Barangays 4, 29, and Rioeng.

From September 13 to 20, Gov. Marcos Manotoc, PENRO, and OBA held a similar event at Barangays Balaoi and Caunayan in Pagudpud; Barangays Paayas, Bobon, and Pagali in Burgos; and Barangays Naglicuan, and Davila in Pasuquin, serving nearly a thousand beneficiaries in total. 

The beneficiaries did their work in social community projects such as debris clearing, de-clogging of canals, waste segregation, and materials recovery, stockpiling, and clearing.

"Alam po nating mahirap ang panahon ngayon, kaya inisip po namin na kailangan ninyo ng tulong at mabigyan kayo ng ayuda sa pamamagitan ng ating cash-for-work. Rest assured na ito pa lang ang simula ng tuloy-tuloy pa na tulong namin sa inyo," Gov. Marcos Manotoc remarked.  

Meanwhile, Gov. Marcos Manotoc, accompanied by local chief executives, distributed the salaries of Barangay Ranger Officers (BROs) in Solsona, Nueva Era, and Pasuquin amounting to Php 6000.00 on September 10, 15, 16 respectively.

BROs are in-charge of sustaining PGIN's local greening programs, particularly in ensuring the upkeep of Ilocos Norte's "Green Wall" that spans around 8,000 hectares of forest lands and watersheds. 

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, PGIN pursues a more vigorous campaign by implementing various employment programs to alleviate the conditions of not only displaced workers, but also local entrepreneurs, tourism industry workers, and returning overseas Filipinos, among others.