DINALUPIHAN, Bataan — As the Provincial Showcase Barangay for the second semester of 2022, Barangay Pita conducted its local assembly on October 29, 2022 with the theme "Barangayanihan: Barangay at Mamamayan Sama-Sama sa Pagtaguyod ng Bayanihan Tungo sa Mas Ligtas at Maunlad na Pamayanan."
The semestral gathering was graced by Mayor German Santos, Vice Mayor Fernando Manalili, and DILG Bataan personnel headed by Provincial Director Belina T. Herman, CESO V.
In his message, Punong Barangay Rolando Romano warmly welcomed the guests and residents. PB Romano and the barangay council then discussed their accomplishments, the status of different projects of the barangay LGU, as well as their future plans.
There was also a discussion regarding the updates of the ongoing projects of the municipal government. Residents were also encouraged to get inoculated and to receive COVID-19 vaccine booster shots which will further help in ensuring their safety.
Provincial Director Herman also addressed the constituents and urged them to actively participate in every Barangay Assembly. She also emphasized that this particular event is the proper forum where they can interact with the barangay officials to discuss matters that affect the locality, and an avenue to recommend solutions for the adoption of the barangay council.
LGOO VI Cristy M. Blanco, the assigned MLGOO in Dinalupihan, expressed her gratitude to the barangay council of Pita for accepting the challenge to be the provincial showcase barangay.
The activity concluded with an open forum regarding issues, concerns and requests from the assembly members which were directly answered by the local officials. As a come on, 5kg of rice were raffled to the delight of the participants. All this transpired alongside the vaccination drive during the the activity.