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Good news pour in Bulacan's Araw ng Barangay Tanod
By: PPAO
Thursday, 11 September 2014
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SENATOR TG IN BULACAN. Senator Teofisto Guingona III accepts the plaque of recognition from Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado for administering the oath-taking ceremony of the 569 chiefs of Bantay Bayan in the Araw ng Barangay Tanod held at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium, City of Malolos yesterday. Also in the photo are (L-R) Board Members Mark Cholo Violago, Ramon Posadas, Therese Cheryll Ople, Vice Gov. Daniel R. Fernando and Board Member Felix Ople. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS – In front of thousands of barangay tanods, Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado announced that they will automatically become members of PhilHealth under the Point of Care Program during the simultaneous oath-taking ceremony of the chiefs of Bantay Bayan in the Araw ng Barangay Tanod held at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium yesterday in this city.

“Ang boluntaryong pagtanggap ng katungkulan bilang alagad ng kapayapaan ay isang dakilang gawain na kahit inyong buhay ay inyong isasapanganib sa pagtupad ng inyong tungkulin, napakahalaga po ng tungkulin ninyo. There will be no development without order so that there will be peace,” the governor said.

Alvarado added that there will also be a yearly seminar for them specially the chiefs for being the role models to their fellow barangay tanods.

“Kung ano ang nakikita sa hepe ‘yun din po ang gagawin ng mga barangay tanod. If we would like to create an environment conducive for business, we must also create an environment not conducive for criminals to flourish in the province of Bulacan,” Alvarado stressed.

Senator Teofisto Guingona III, being the event’s guest of honor, also brought good news with his three Senate Bills including Senate Bill No.71 wherein senior citizen’s PhilHealth membership will be shouldered by the government; Senate Bill No. 85 that proposes to make the term of government officials from three years to six years; and the Senate Bill No. 12 wherein he suggested that barangay officials, tanods and health workers be able to receive retirement benefits.

“Alam po naming lahat na hindi madali ang maglingkod sa bayan ng tapat. Ito ay mahirap, kailangan ng sakripisyo, totoo ‘yan para sa isang senador, totoo ‘yan para sa government officials, at lalong totoo ‘yan sa mga brgy tanod. Ang tanod ay laging nasa panganib. 'Pag isa kang tanod, hindi ka pwedeng patulug-tulog at ‘pag isa kang tanod ang mga masasamang elemento galit sa’yo, inis sa’yo sa pagtupad mo sa tungkulin mo, kaya naman pag-ibig sa bayan ang magiging lakas natin,” Guingona explained.

After the speech, the 569 Bantay Bayan chiefs took their oath of office.
The program ended with Bulacan State University Saring Himig serenading the guests. ###

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