DILG chief to Quirino’s new barangay officials: Be patient with your constituents

CABARROGUIS, Quirino (PIA) — Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. has advised the 1,056 newly elected barangay officials in the province to have a lot of patience in addressing the needs of their constituents saying that leadership is not all about power but responsibility and service to the people.

Speaking at the oath-taking of elected barangay officials here over the weekend, Sec. Abalos reminded the barangay officials to always do what is right as they were elected to perform their mandated responsibilities to take care of the community.

During his visit in the province, DILG Sec. Benjamin Abalos Jr. also graces the inaugiration of the newly constructed building of DILG Quirino at the Capitol Hills, San Marcos, Cabarroguis.

Abalos further said, those who were elected are expected to be persons of integrity, persons of vision and persons who can inspire and unite people.

“Tandaaan ninyo ito, kung kayo lang ang gagalaw sa lugar ninyo, mahirap. Pero kung kasama mo lahat ng tao, napakadali ng trabaho, walang imposible,” he added.

(Remember, your work will be very easy if you involve all the people, nothing is impossible.)

Abalos urged the barangay leaders to start organizing their Lupon Tagapamayapa, Barangay Local Government Council, Nutrition, Health, Peace and Order, among others.

The DILG chief likewise reminded the barangay officials to be good leaders, must be firm in making tough decisions .and must have a heart for those in need.

“Let me tell you this, you must have that resilience to face challenges and you must be innovative to be able to adapt to the digital age,” Abalos said.

Abalos told the barangay leaders to involve the community in all their endeavors as called on the public to rally behind the government.

SILG Abalos, administered the oath taking of the newly elected barangay officials of the 132 barangays of the province.

Before he left, Abalos donated P200,000 for the “Kwarto ni Neneng” project of the Quirino Police Provincial Office aimed at preventing cases of sexual abuses among children and teenagers. He also handed a fire truck to the province. (TCB/PIA Quirino)

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