November 8, 2018, Filed under Press Release

 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Governor Amado I. Espino, III commended the active support and of the barangay service point officers (BSPOs) and other city and municipal population officers in promoting local population management program during the 2nd Provincial Population Congress with over 1,500 participants held at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center Gymnasium on November 7.

In his message, Governor Espino also thanked the BSPOs who stand as one of the frontliners in serving the barangay folks and pledged to further support the sector to backstop their projects and other undertakings.

In saying this, Governor Espino took pride that the provincial government continues to raise the bar of excellence which was then started by former governor and now fifth district representative, Congressman Amado T. Espino, Jr.

Governor Espino also stated that provincial government aims to expand all its programs to develop more barangay-based activities to reach barangayfolks from the grassroots level.

Rewarding their service and sacrifices, the provincial chief executive disclosed that all BSPOs, including Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) and Barangay Population Officers (BPOs) will receive financial assistance from the provincial government in December.

Highlighting the celebration of the 2nd Provincial Population Congress, some local government units (LGUs) received the “Gawad Parangal ng Populasyon” award in recognition of their efforts in the implementation of the local management program in their locality.

Among the major awardees are the following: San Carlos City (Adolescent Health and Youth Development) for effectively addressing issues related to adolescent and youth sexuality and reproductive health, including teenage pregnancy HIV/ AIDS; Alcala (Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning) for contributing in the improvement of maternal, neonatal, and child health and nutrition indicators; and Dasol (Population and Development Integration) for its responsive socioeconomic programs and policies. Other LGU finalists include: Malasiqui, Burgos, Sual, San Nicolas and San Fabian.

Leading the brief awarding ceremony were: fourth district board member Jeremy Agerico B. Rosario and Provincial Population Officer Ellsworth G. Gonzales.

Also recognized during the program were ten outstanding BSPO workers dubbed “Huwarang Boluntir ng Populasyon” who have marked a legacy of volunteerism, namely: Marianella F. Castro (Lingayen), Luzviminda F. Rosario (Sison), Cristy S. Alejo (San Nicolas), Bella Teresita C. Natoc (Rosales), Maribel N. Dela Cruz (Malasiqui), Corazon G. Baratang (Bayambang), Sandra B. Santos (Aguilar), Elizabeth O. Ballen (Dasol) and Josephine E. Lacambra (Mangaldan).

The Provincial Population Congress is a two-day event aimed at strengthening commitment of BSPOs to effectively implement the objectives of the population management program.

Topics expected to be discussed on its second day are, as follows: Strengthening LGU Capacities for RPRH Implementation, Fighting HIV Stigma Together and Role of Volunteers in Disaster Management.

It can be recalled that the first Provincial Population Congress was held in March 2016 which gathered about 1,400 volunteers from six districts of the province.

/Shiella Mae C. De Guzman

BSPO Congress

2ND PROV’L POP CON. As a pledge to further mount programs promoting the welfare of Pangasinenses, about 1,500 barangay service point officers (BSPOs) join Governor Amado I. Espino, III (8th from right) in flashing the Pangasinan No. 1 sign during the 2nd Provincial Population Congresss held at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) Gymnasium on November 7. In his message, Governor Espino commended the active support of the BSPOs in efficacious implementation of the local management program. Also in the photo are: Board Member Jeremy Agerico B. Rosario (4th from left) and Alcala Mayor Jojo B. Callejo (5th from right). /SMDG (Photo by JZPerez)

 

 

 

 

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