Project BEN in 3
Eastern Samar towns obtain praises from village chiefs
By BRYAN M. AZURA
Samar – The Community Outreach Development Program (CODP), a
recently launched program under the ongoing Barangay Empowerment
Network (Project BEN), has received lauds and praises from barangay
officials and residents of Lawaan, Mercedes and Balangiga towns during
the projects’ visits to these three towns.
CODP, a joint venture
between the provincial government, national government agencies and
the Local Government Units (LGUs), includes distribution of Philhealth
cards, rice packs, toothpastes, toothbrushes and sports equipment.
These commodities are personally being delivered and handed to
barangay officials and residents by Governor Ben P. Evardone.
Also highlighting the
barangay visits of the governor is the turn-over of the P20,000
provincial assistance to every barangay in Eastern Samar.
Punong Barangay Maria
Escalo of Brgy. Guinmaayohan, Balangiga, expressed thanks to the
governor for not only giving her barangay and constituents basic
services but by improving the provincial road to their barangay.
Recently, the barangay, 12 kilometers from the national highway, was
inaccessible due to bad road condition but was acted upon immediately
by the governor after an ocular visit in the area.
village chief of Bulosao, Lawaan, noted that the visit of the governor
to their barangay is very historic as it is the first time a governor
made such kind of visit bringing with services intended not just for
few but for every family in his barangay.
Punong Barangay of Brgy.
San Jose, Mercedes town, said that his barangay is appreciative for
the personal visit of the governor. “Not only that our barangay was
visited for the first time by a governor but he brought with him goods
for every one of us,” Macapugas said.
barangays who received their respective financial assistance will use
the amount for sanitary and water projects. Mayor Viscuso De Lira said
that he is glad his barangay officials have seen the needs of their
Governor Evardone said
that the choice of projects of the barangay chiefs is a sign that
barangay officials are already seeing the importance of seeing after
the needs of their people.
governor also visited the towns of Quinapondan, Salcedo and San
Policarpo. He is set to visit all towns of the province before the
year ends as part of Project BEN. Mayor Nida Gabornes of Lawaan said
BEN is an obvious gesture of the governor to truly reach out to his people.