ILOILO —Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. increases the allowance of 14,000 community volunteers here in recognition of their effort to advance the development programs of the provincial government.
From P3,500 each in 2014, barangay health workers, barangay service point officers, day care workers and barangay nutrition scholars will receive P4,000 each this 2015.
The Provincial Treasurer’s Office has been ordered to release P56-million for the said allowance covering the period of January 1 to December 31 pursuant to Executive Order 307, series of 2015.
Defensor said the allowance may not be enough but he hoped that it can bring joy to the family of volunteers this Christmas.
He reiterated that these volunteers are behind the success of his projects and programs on health, social welfare, education, population and nutrition.
They are responsible for bringing the services of the provincial government in every household here, he added.
In 2012, these volunteer workers used to receive P2,000 cash gift from the province. Seeing their good performance and dedication, the governor gradually increased it to P3,000 in 2013, and P3,500 in 2014.
Based on his executive order, their allowance for 2015 will be released on the following dates and venues:
- December 9 at Barotac Viejo and Sara Payment Centers — Volunteer from Barotac Viejo, San Rafael, Lemery, Ajuy, Concepcion, Batad, Carles, Balasan, Estancia, San Dionisio and Sara.
- December 10 at Dumangas and Passi City Payment Centers — Volunteers from Barotac Nuevo, Dumangas, Anilao, Banate, Passi City, Dueñas, Dingle and San Enrique.
- December 11 at San Miguel, Sta. Barbara and Guimbal Payment Centers — Volunteers from San Miguel, Leon, Alimodian, Leganes, New Lucena, Pavia, Zarraga, San Joaquin, Tubungan, Igbaras, Gumbal, Oton, Tigbuan and Miagao.
- December 12 at Pototan and Cabatuan Payment Centers — Volunteers from Pototan, Mina, Janiuay, Lambunao, Maasin, Bingawan, Cabatuan, Calinog and Badiangan. JAN