Burial Assistance For Third District Up For Institutionalization

Another first in the area of service delivery for the benefit of indigent families of the Third District of Negros Occidental will soon be launched.

Cong. Albee leading the discussion during the meeting as Murcia Vice-Mayor Gerry Roxas raises a concern.

Congressman Alfredo Benitez who during his first term of office in 2010 has been initiating ways and means to institutionalize and maximize delivery of basic services to constituents, has been planning with local executives in his District to improve implementation of funeral and burial assistance to poor families.

The EB Magalona technical working group with led by Councilor Eric Matulac (5th from left), Councilor Jovie Madayag (7th from left) and Municipal Administrator Engr. Erwin Poniado (3rd from right) with Cong. Albee (6th from left).

With the workshop conducted yesterday (May 18) attended by key planners and implementers of social services of local government units in the Third District, the Integrated Burial Assistance Program for Metro Third will soon be finalized and launched.

Cong. Albee with the Murcia technical working group led by Vice-Mayor Gerry Roxas.

Leading the meeting was Congressman Benitez who urged everyone to share experiences, best practices as well as problems encountered in the implementation of burial assistance in their respective areas.

Cong. Albee with the Victorias technical working group led by Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca.

Also present were Victorias Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, Victorias Vice Mayor Jerry Jover, Talisay Mayor Neil Lizares, Silay Vice-Mayor Joedith Gallego, Murcia Vice Mayor Gerry Rojas who led their respective technical working groups composed of sangguniang members who chair social services committees, city/municipal administrators, executive assistants tasked to oversee activities related to social services, social welfare officers, and budget officers.

The Silay technical working group led by Vice Mayor Joedith Gallego, Councilor Linda Caja, and City Administrator Atty. Ryan Montoro (3rd from left) with Cong. Albee.

Cong. Albee is joined by Talisay Mayor Neil Lizares and the Talisay technical working group.

Providing support services for the program are Cong. Benitez’ Congressional Staff led by Mon Tarucan and the District Team led by Paz Marie Valenciano and Lagrimas Silvestre.*