Agserbi 24/7 resumes with innovations

LAOAG CITY, Apr. 28 – City Mayor Chevylle Farinas disclosed more innovations in the city government’s “Agserbi 24/7” services as it resumed activities on April. 30.

Fariñas said the mobile outreach program was put on hold because of the city’s month-long fiesta celebration in February.

She said that all city government offices as well as national agencies are now ready to serve anew the 80 barangays in the city.

“I requested all departments to add new innovations to their respective services,” Fariñas said.

She explained that the new innovation would encourage people to continue attending the program and avail of the Agserbi 24/7 government services.

The first-term mayor hopes they would be able to conduct Agserbi 24/7 at least twice in all of the city’s barangays.

For instance, the city police personnel under Supt. Jeffrey Gorospe conduct lectures on self-defense. Other new techniques will be introduced to make it more interesting.

The Bureau of Fire Protection, for its part, will do fire-fighting lectures. Actual fire-fighting with the exact procedures and equipment will be held with the participation of the public to make it more effective.

On health services, Fariñas instructed the City Health Office to distribute more free medicines for the indigent and needy families.

The City Social Welfare and Development and Agriculture Offices will demonstrate livelihood and farming techniques, respectively.

Agserbi 24/7 is a project that brings the city government closer to the people, especially to those who cannot go to the City Hall for various reasons.

It also affords the city’s residents to have a dialogue with city officials.

To ensure the sustainability and efficiency of the program, Farinas requires the submission of accomplishment by each department every following Monday of the week.

“The report shall also be the basis for funding and shall form part of the budget report” Fariñas said. (Cherry Joy C. Garma/ Ilocos Norte)