RESIDENTS of Arayat town in Pampanga were able to avail themselves of various services from National Government agencies during the recently held Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) mini caravan.
PCUP Chairman Undersecretary Alvin Feliciano and Mayor Emmanuel Alejandrino led the launching of the activity, which was held at the Mt. Arayat National Park in Barangay San Juan Baño, Arayat.
A total of 400 residents benefitted from the program, which featured medical and dental mission from the Department of Health and Philippine Charity and Sweepstakes Office.
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority also offered scholarship grants to qualified residents, while the Public Attorney's Office provided free legal assistance.
Other agencies that offered services are Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Labor and Employment, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Philippine Statistics Authority, Land Transportation Office and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration.
"The mini caravan is one of the top three priorities of our office which aim is to gather government agencies and private sector partners to provide consolidated services," said Feliciano.
Alejandrino, for his part, expressed gratitude to PCUP for choosing Arayat town and its people as one of their beneficiaries.
"This program was able to bring closer the services of not only one but most government agencies to the people of Arayat," he said.