Province of Benguet

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Provincial Officials headed by Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas have recently handed over a donation of 1,209 tablets to the Schools Division Office of Benguet.

The tablets which are intended for indigent students are poised to aid learning methodologies and empower the basic education learners in their studies.

Governor Diclas expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) for their donation that made the procurement of the tablets possible. Acknowledging Congressman Eric Go Yap who sourced out the funds from PAGCOR, Governor Diclas emphasized the collaborative effort that made this initiative a reality.

Of the P10,998,000.00 donation, Governor Diclas highlighted that there is a remaining amount exceeding P4.3 million which will be earmarked for the subsequent procurement of additional tablets to extend the benefits of digital learning tools to even more students in the province.

Governor Diclas, in collaboration with Congressman Yap, reiterated their firm commitment in supporting and improving education in the province.

In their endeavors, construction of school facilities has been one of the major priorities to ensure that students have conducive environments for learning. Recently, the Provincial LGU has also recently hired Guidance Associates to promote the psychosocial welfare of students.

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The Provincial Government of Benguet under the leadership of Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas has recently distributed cash aid to a total of 57 indigent residents from different municipalities, as part of its continuous support to the most vulnerable members of the community.

This initiative falls under the Assistance for Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program which is aimed at alleviating the financial burden of medical and burial expenses for those in need.

Governor Diclas personally led the distribution and expressed his commitment to strengthening the program and ensuring a steady flow of funds to assist indigent residents particularly with their medical needs. Under his leadership, the program has undergone improvements providing more aid to those facing challenging circumstances.

In the past, beneficiaries were limited to receiving P5,000.00 for medical expenses, but with Governor Diclas’ initiative, the assistance cap has been increased to P20,000.00 to help in addressing the rising costs of healthcare and ensuring that residents receive adequate support during times of crisis.

Moreover, Governor Diclas has made it possible for beneficiaries to apply for aid on an annual basis which now allows individuals to access the program whenever they require assistance, compared before when clients were only given three availments per lifetime.

Residents in need of financial assistance through the AICS program are encouraged to seek assistance from the Office of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development (OPSWD) located on the 1st Floor of the Provincial Capitol.

Meanwhile, Governor Diclas has been allocating more funds for the improvement of the capacity of different healthcare facilities in the Province to help cater to more residents accessing government health facilities.