Mayor John Dalipe launched on his birthday Friday what would become his administration’s legacy on inclusive social services dubbed “Justo y Decente Ayuda na Barangay” Program designed to reach out to the barangays in both the first and second districts of Zamboanga City.
An eponym of his initials JD, the program will bring City Hall closer to its constituents through the provision of various social services that will best benefit the interest of the community.
It is an inter-office collaboration with one vision of bringing Zamboanga City to more progress and more development with sincere service.
Components of the program include “JD Ayuda Agricultural” that seeks to give free vegetable seeds to encourage the community to adopt backyard farming in partnership with the Office of the City Agriculture.
“JD Ayuda Legal” for free legal counseling and where lawyers are to provide access to legal education that will help the community know about their rights and privileges as a member of the community and address problems that demand legal intervention. This is in partnership with the Office of the City Legal.
The “JD Ayuda Medical y Dental” will give free medical and dental check-ups for the community that needs assistance for health concerns; a provision of medicines for those who need immediate aid for their ailments in partnership with the City Health Office.
“JD Ayuda de Registracion” is free civil registrar assistance in securing legal documents such as Live Birth Certificate, a common concern that is not addressed due to several factors and reasons, and other related documents from the Office of the City Registrar.
Free environmental awareness through environmental education falls under “JD Ayuda para na Media Ambiente” as part of the intervention on ecological management in the community to be led by the City Environment and Natural Resources.
Other program components JD booster shots with free 5 kilos rice, JD free haircut, JD blood donation, and JD social services such as burial, medical, financial assistance that the City Mayor’s Office usually provides will be brought to the barangays so that residents can easily avail of the support and assistance they need.
The JD Barangay Program is formulated to bring the social services of City Hall to the people.
Dalipe stressed that his administration envisions a government that is accessible to all as part of his mandate to creating a better system where aid is readily available to the people.
The Office of Barangay Affairs will identify the barangays for the month.-(Vic Larato)