The Jagna Community Radio – DYJP is a partner of the Local Government Unit in the delivery of services to its people. It is the avenue for information dissemination of the government’s different program. It is an effective way to reach out to the masses of the activities undertaken within the municipality as well as out in the world.
The regular program every Thursday from 9:00 to 10:00 in the morning dubbed as “LGU Hour” is the main program of information to the constituents in terms of what the different departments of the LGU is currently doing and will be implementing. It gives out updates of current services to be availed as well as notices of upcoming activities.
The program is anchored by Municipal Administrator Alberto Café and Information Officer Amiela Balaba with different guest-department heads every week.
Last November 3, the guest on board the LGU Hour was Ms. Nila Reyes, the town’s Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer.
It was timely as the whole of October was a busy month for the MSWDO. With activities every week her department became abuzz with people coming in and out.
October 17-18 was the culmination of the Children’s Month. A parade followed by a program and an ALM contest on the 17th of October for day care pupils was held. A tour to different spots of Bohol was done on the 18th. It aimed to widen the horizon of the children and give them a whole new experience for their young minds.
October 21 was the day for the elderly. It was the celebration of Jagna Senior Citizen’s Day. A mass was heard at the St. Michael the Archangel Church. Election of officers of the Municipal Federated Senior Citizens of Jagna followed with Engr. Cruze E. Bagatsolon as the newly-elected president. A program was conducted with the induction of officers. It was a day attended by senior citizens even from as far as Calabacita and Mayana. The elderly were united as they celebrated the day solely for them.
On October 22, the MSWD is a partner department in the Philhealth Sabado sa Eskwela Program. Ms. Nila Reyes and her staff were present at the Bunga Mar Elementary School to assist the Jagnaanons in their Philhealth concerns.
Distribution of the Iron Fortified Rice “I-Rice” to day care workers was done on October 27. The I-Rice program is for the Supplemental Feeding Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development to be administered to children 3-4 years of age who are registered day care pupils in the barangays. It is a comprehensive program as it not only provides fortified rice but also ten pesos per kid for a complete meal. Cooking utensils will be provided by the government to each day care center and cups and spoons will be provided for each child to be used during the feeding to be held at the day care centers.
Ms. Reyes also informed the public that her office is catering to Persons with Disability (PWDs), Out of School Youth (OSY), women and children experiencing violence (VAWC) in their homes and children in conflict with law (CILC).
There is an entrepreneurial program for the PWDs but is still pending implementation as the association of PWDs in the town is still deliberating on which training to implement that will maximize the resources granted and provide them with their own means of living.
Out of School Youths in Jagna were organized in to a group by the MSWDO. Thru the funds generated from the Alay Lakads through the years, there are already OSYs who were able to proceed into 2-year courses, graduated and are now into the workforce. Getting decent living for themselves. Currently, there are 2 former OSY and now students at the BISU who are recipients of scholarships from funds at the MSWDO.
She says that all these activities keep her office’s feet up. Activities as well as concerns make her day full.