Palawan government’s ‘Baragatan sa Barangay’ in Balabac benefits 5,000

By Jesus T. Ustares

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Aug. 17 (PNA) — Around 5,000 residents of two barangays in the southernmost Palawan town of Balabac were the beneficiaries of the recent “Baragatan sa Barangay” medical and dental mission by the provincial government.

Provincial Information Officer Gil Acosta told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Monday that the Baragatan did not only provide medical and dental services, but also feeding program, scholarship for students, and pensions for senior citizens to about 2,000 residents of Barangay Mangsee

The Baragatan, which sailed to the distant town on August 13 and supposedly only until August 15, was extended, according to Acosta, due to insistent public demand.

Governor Jose Alvarez reportedly requested for the doctors and dentists to stay until Monday so all could also be served in nearby Barangay Bancalaan.

The governor will provide too, a water system in the said areas, including three sets of generator.

In Bancalaan, 3,000 residents turned up for the free medical and dental mission.

Acosta said that after the Baragatan in southern Palawan, which has served the municipalities of Aborlan, Narra, Brooke’s Point, Sofronio Española, Quezon, Bataraza, and Rizal, it will move to give the same to municipalities in northern Palawan. (PNA)