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It takes the Whole Village to Educate a Child

It takes the Whole Village to Educate a Child

Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas and DepEd-Benguet Schools Division Superintendent Gloria Buya-ao inked a memorandum of agreement (MOA) Monday morning for a strong partnership to advance reading comprehension among Benguet learners through DepEd’s Brigada Pagbasa in support to the agency’s BINDIYAN or “Batang IBenguet Nakakabasa, Diwang Isinatitik at Yamang-Angkin Naisasabuhay” program.
 
Governor Diclas said he truly appreciates this initiative of DepEd-Benguet as it categorically responds to the needs of the learners especially with reading considering all the challenges brought by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
 

He also said he has been and will always be supportive of DepEd’s programs and activities especially as education is one of his major agenda under his HEALTHIER Benguet political thrust.
 
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Message of Support to BENECO from Gov. Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas

Message of Support to BENECO from Gov. Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas

The Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) is currently facing a difficult situation even in the midst of other challenges brought by the present pandemic and the recent Severe Tropical Storm Maring. I, together with the local chief executives and other officials in the Province of Benguet, cannot condone this act of forcibly taking over the leadership of our electric cooperative.
 
We have earlier shown our unified support to Engr. Melchor S. Licoben through different endorsements addressed to the national government given his expertise, trainings, 30-year work experience in BENECO, and his good leadership as the OIC General Manager; and until now we are still in full support of him and the seven other Board of Directors.
 
 
 

We do not see any good reason for the recent National Electrification Administration (NEA) intervention with BENECO as the cooperative has been well-performing and efficiently serving the public. BENECO remains to be one of the electric cooperatives that charge the cheapest power rates from its MCOs. Not only this, but the cooperative under Engr. Licoben’s leadership has been active in ensuring power supply especially during typhoons which greatly helps the government in its emergency responses and communication efforts.
 
Not even the strongest typhoon nor the present pandemic has stopped BENECO from its operations, but this ongoing leadership crisis in the electric cooperative is evidently affecting its services which is definitely affecting us, consumers, as well. We should not let this continue, and we aim for the quick resolution of this matter, and for peace – a core value of our beloved province of Benguet.
 
Further, may we enjoin everyone to unite in prayer for BENECO and its employees.
To the MCOs, we are in this together.
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Hired Young Individuals und Government Internship Program (GIP)

Hired Young Individuals und Government Internship Program (GIP)

SOME FORTY young individuals were hired under the Government Internship Program (GIP) through the Office of Congressman Eric Go Yap and full support from Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas who will be assigned at the PhilHealth and Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) as manpower has been needed at the two facilities with the surge in CoVID-19 cases.
 
Separate Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing activities between and among the hospital, PhilHealth, and the Office of the Congressman were done Wednesday morning at BeGH and at the Provincial Capitol.

Congressman Yap said more government assistance and hiring of manpower are expected while “YAP-DICLAS ay andirito.”
 
Governor Diclas said programs like this do not only provide source of income but will also give the young job seekers learning experience which is an advantage as they seek permanent government positions in the future.
 
The newly hired personnel (20 each for BeGH and PhilHealth) will be deployed for three months, but Cong. Yap said their contract will surely be renewed.
 
Further, according to the congressman, more hiring of workers through GIP is expected. He said DSWD can be next as they also need manpower with the various activities the agency has been conducting in relation to CoVID-19 and disaster responses.
 
Yap and Diclas have been working together sourcing out funds for projects and programs for the constituents of Benguet.
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Some Forty young individuals were hired under the Government Internship Program (GIP)

Some Forty Young Individuals Were Hired under the Government Internship Program (GIP)

SOME FORTY young individuals were hired under the Government Internship Program (GIP) through the Office of Congressman Eric Go Yap and full support from Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas who will be assigned at the PhilHealth and Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) as manpower has been needed at the two facilities with the surge in CoVID-19 cases.

Separate Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing activities between and among the hospital, PhilHealth, and the Office of the Congressman were done Wednesday morning at BeGH and at the Provincial Capitol.

Congressman Yap said more government assistance and hiring of manpower are expected while “YAP-DICLAS ay andirito.”

Governor Diclas said programs like this do not only provide source of income but will also give the young job seekers learning experience which is an advantage as they seek permanent government positions in the future.

The newly hired personnel (20 each for BeGH and PhilHealth) will be deployed for three months, but Cong. Yap said their contract will surely be renewed.

Further, according to the congressman, more hiring of workers through GIP is expected. He said DSWD can be next as they also need manpower with the various activities the agency has been conducting in relation to CoVID-19 and disaster responses.

Yap and Diclas have been working together sourcing out funds for projects and programs for the constituents of Benguet.

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100 Oxygen Tanks for BeGH

100 Oxygen Tanks for BeGH

Congressman Eric Go Yap, Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas, and Vice Governor Johnny Waguis turned over some 100 tanks (50 lbs) to the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) today, October 20, 2021, to be used by CoVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital. The said tanks were donated by Cong. Yap and were turned over to BeGH Chief of Hospital Dr. Maria Imelda Ulep and Provincial Health Officer I Dr. Meliarazon Dulay. Earlier this month Governor Diclas released funds for the procurement of 350 oxygen tanks already being used at the hospital.

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Support to PNP’s Barangayanihan

Support to PNP's Barangayanihan

Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas released relief goods in addition to the assistance provided by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in support of their “Barangayanihan” Program benefitting indigent constituents in the midst of the present crisis. The relief goods were distributed to beneficiaries on Monday during the Barangayanihan Caravan Toward National Recovery program of the PNP in partnership with other national line agencies.

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Assessment on the Severely Damaged Barangay Health Station (BHS) and Barangay Hall in Poblacion, Bakun, Benguet

Assessment on the Severely Damaged Barangay Health Station (BHS) and Barangay Hall in Poblacion, Bakun, Benguet

GOVERNOR Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas sent Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Abner Lawangen to conduct assessment on the severely damaged Barangay Health Station (BHS) and barangay hall in Poblacion, Bakun, Benguet. Accompanying him was board member Neptali Camsol. The erosion was triggered by the onslaught of Severe Tropical Storm #MaringPH early this week. Local authorities said the BHS and barangay hall cost around P1.5M and P2M, respectively.

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Support from POPCOM

Benguet PDRRMO Emergency Hotlines

Commission on Population and Development – CAR Regional Director Magdalena Abellera extended support to Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas in his effort toward the implementation of the National Program on Population and Family Planning through the provision of funds worth P375,000 from their office.
 
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Relief Operation

Relief Operation

Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas has been sending relief assistance to families affected by the onslaught of STS #MaringPH. Recently, two families in Sayangan, Atok, Benguet whose houses were damaged by the tropical storm have been provided relief goods. Meanwhile, the Provincial DRRMO is still consolidating reports from the Municipal LGUs on the impact of the storm on houses and agriculture.
 
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BBM Donates Food Packs, Other Basic Necessities for Benguet

BBM Donates Food Packs, Other Basic Necessities for Benguet

“May this humble donation contribute in your invaluable service to our people in the midst of this crisis,” Former Senator and 2022 presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. told Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas in a letter.

A truck of food packs, thousands of surgical and KN95 facemasks, boxes of Vitamin C, and other basic needs were donated by Marcos to be distributed to the families affected by the onslaught of STS #MaringPH in the province of Benguet.

Governor Diclas thanked the former senator for showing his concern for the people of Benguet especially during these difficult times. He also said he hopes they will have more partnership programs and activities in the future for the betterment of the province.

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