TARLAC CITY, Tarlac (April 13, 2023) — “Para siyang anghel na bumaba sa amin dito sa Armenia para tulungan kami.”
This was the message of Brgy. Armenia Chairman Carlos ‘Casti’ Castañeda as he gushed at the presence of this city’s Local Chief Executive, Cristina Angeles, and Councilor KT Angeles-Go.
Mayor Angeles and her daughter KT are in this barangay for their now-institution Angel Care Program.
Castañeda also thanked the lady mayor for all the projects she brought to Armenia.
“Gusto kong pasalamatan ang ating mayora Cristy sa mga naging proyekto niya sa ating barangay. Una na rito ang flood control structure at multipurpose hall; naipakonkreto rin ang mga kalsada sa Sitio Dam at Sitio Apalang. Hindi rin natin malilimutan ang mga health services na naibigay na sa atin dahil sa naunang Angel Care Program,” Castañeda said.
This southwestern barangay is home to 5,608 people with a dependency ratio of 61.59 – meaning, out of 100, 62 are dependents. Most working people in Armenia only rely on farming, and due to the remoteness of the barangay, going to a doctor for check-ups is the least of their priorities.
Angel Care Program is a set of 22 services the local government directly provides to needy people.
Among the services brought to Brgy. Armenia are blood typing, antigen tests, COVID-19 vaccine, reading glasses, late birth registration, legal advice, newborn kits, Trabaho On Wheels, dental, at medical checkups.
Almost 1,650 residents benefitted from the services the city government brought to them.
Armenia is the 47th barangay that Angeles has visited to deliver health and social services to the people.
Angeles said that she will always be there to serve the people and assured those in attendance that all medical expenses will be paid for by the city government and all they have to do is bring the matter to her attention.
“Tuloy-tuloy lang ang trabaho ko bilang mayor; tuloy-tuloy lang ang paglilingkod ko sa mga barangay; tuloy-tuloy lang ang People’s Day ko every Monday para lang makatulong sa ating mga kababayan,” Angeles ended.