At least 86 Ilocano registered nurses, who are beneficiaries of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte’s Saguip Nars Program, received their cash incentives and certificates of employment during an awarding ceremony led by Governor Imee Marcos on July 20, 2015.
Saguip Nars Program, a part of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte’s Task Force Trabaho campaign, had deployed the nurses in the different district hospitals and rural health units in the province for three months.
Saguip was launched on March 28 last year to assist nurses while searching for permanent jobs as well as to address the growing unemployment and underemployment problem in the province.
Gov. Marcos said during the launching rites that the nurses’ exposure to public health care “will contribute to the two-year minimum requirement of experience and at the same time keep their professional skills going.”
During the awarding, Gov. Marcos thanked the beneficiaries for their services and encouraged them to continue serving the province especially during cases of emergency and disaster.
Meanwhile, Myrelle Agustin of Vintar, Ilocos Norte was cited as the “Best Saguip Nars” awardee for her laudable performance during her three months of service.
“I only gave my best. I am very thankful to the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte and to Governor Imee Marcos for giving us opportunity to earn money and gained clinical experience as well,” she said.
Angel Pascual, father of one of the beneficiaries, said the program was a great help to his daughter in terms of clinical experience which will assist her in seeking for a stable job in the near future.
He further expressed his gratitude to Governor Marcos for her unending support to the people in the province especially the unfortunate and jobless.
Gov. Marcos further assured them of PGIN’s continuous assistance as Task Force Trabaho intensifies its efforts in creating and providing job opportunities for the Ilocanos.—(John Michael Mugas & Jennifer T. Pambid, PGIN-CMO)