Fermin issued Executive Order No. 20-2020 ordering the barangay officials to assists these persons in the vulnerable sector in buying groceries, food, medicine and in accompanying them to seek medical services, or in any event of medical emergency in the municipality.
"Pursuant to our time-honored “Spirit of Bayanihan" and our inherent iKapangan Value of Mantitinulong, barangay officials should look out for the welfare of the most vulnerable sector, specifically the senior citizens and immunocompromised individuals who are living alone,” the mayor stated in his order.
Fermin said there is a need to give assistance to these individuals who are prohibited by law to go outside their residences as listed by the National Inter-Agency Task Force.
It was observed that during the scheduled market days, there are some senior citizens and sickly individuals buying their own needs as there is no one to do it for them.
Now is the time for Ikapangans to show their utmost care and support to their town mates, he said.
Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office data show Kapangan has a total of 2,646 senior citizens. Most of them are still strong and active doing chores in and outside their residences.
On Friday, May15, the municipality is hosting another round of Rolling Store organized by the municipal government with the DTI Baguio Benguet Office and the Tiongsan Supermart and residents from the 15 barangays.
The mayor reminded the public to always wear their facemasks, practice social distancing in public places and follow other COVID-19 precautionary measures. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)
By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis