The Provincial Government in coordination with DILG Pampanga conducted an Orientation Briefing on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Climate Change cum Mass Oath Taking for the Newly-Elected Barangay Officials held last December 1, 2013 at the Bren Z. GuiaoConvention Center, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
The program started with a mass officiated by Archbishop PacianoB. Aniceto, followed by a briefing on the duties and responsibilities of the newly-elected barangay officials led by CLGOO Irene Bacani and MLGOO Jacqueline Tallada.
PDRRMO Angelina Blanco also gave an orientation of Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change.
Highlight of the activity is the presentation of the 4,040 newly-elected barangay officials of Pampanga by DILG Provincial Director MyrviApostol-Fabiawho took their oath of office before Governor Lilia G. Pineda.
In her message, the governor lauded the barangay officials for the peaceful conduct of barangay elections last October 28, 2013. “Now that the election is over, it’s now time to go back to our respective barangaysand work”.
She further encouraged the barangay officials to come up with development plans that will address the different issues and problems of the barangay. She likewise challenged them to make a good start through effective and efficient public service.
Also present during the mass oath taking are Vice Governor Dennis Pineda, Districts I to IV Board Members, the 21 City and Municipal Mayors, PNP Provincial Director Oscar Albayalde and 703rd Brigade Commander Col. Henry Sabarre.