Laoag City reinvents community service

LAOAG CITY, Aug. 29 (PIA) – The Laoag City government has reinvented its mobile outreach program which seeks to deliver primary services to the grassroots communities.

Formerly known as Rang-ay ti Barangay, the community program is now known as “Agserbi 24/7” (24/7 In Service).

First established as the city’s hotline to address the people’s concern through electronic messaging, “Agserbi” is now a service on-wheel that caters to the community needs.

City media head Ramon Formantes said the program aims to deliver services closer to the public round-the-clock with the help of the national and local agencies.

“This is the city government’s way to solidify services and provide an immediate response to each need and concern,” Formantes said.

Formantes also mentioned that the city government’s main concern is to serve through the leadership of Laoag City’s first woman Mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas.

“This is the administration’s way to let the people feel that the city government is their government,” Formantes said.

Non-government organizations that support the group are also awed by the city’s willingness to serve and provide services.

Delia Baquiran, founder of Breast Cancer Imperative Inc., who provides free lecture on breast cancer early detection and prevention to women during the “Agserbi”, said she believes on the city’s advocacy.

“I believe on the programs of Mayor Fariñas and the services of its local government that is why we are always here to support it,” Baquiran said.

Fariñas has vowed to visit all the 80 villages before the year ends. (CHERRY JOY D. GARMA)