SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The caravan of services organized by the provincial task force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) benefitted around 2,000 residents of nine remote barangays in the municipality of San Remigio in Antique on Tuesday.
“We are holding the caravan of services here in Barangay Sumaray because it is the catchment area for the last eight remaining barangays,” said San Remigio Municipal Mayor Margarito Mission, Jr. in his message.
The half-day caravan offered free medical and dental services; the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Antique Provincial SWD distributed used clothing and food packs; and law enforcement agencies gave out various items like slippers, water containers; the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provided school supplies.
Aside from Sumaray, other barangays served by the ELCAC included Panpanan I, Panpanan II, Walker, Lumpatan, Orquia, Insubuan, Lapak, and Rizal.
“There were residents who even had their tooth extraction for the first time by a dentist,” Mission said.
The ELCAC has been carrying out the caravan of services for four successive years to bring government services even in the remotest barangays in Antique.
Mission said the caravan has already benefitted the municipality's 45 barangays. (PNA)