Unity Walk for Children with Special Needs

A fund raising project spearheaded by Angat SPED Center in Matias A. Fernando Elementary School was held last July 22, 2017, 5:30AM at the Angat Municipal Gym. It was a huge success and attended by a great number of Angateños. The project was fully supported by the entire Angat Municipal Government, Angat public school teachers, as well as private organizations like Rotary Club of Angat, Angat Motorcycle Riders Association, Jollibee Foods Corporation, Angat Water District and many more. Vice Governor Daniel Fernando also graced the event.

There was a mini program that featured and exhibited the talents of our little kids with special needs. Fun and energetic Zumba session was also held to the delight of all participants. Raffle prizes were also given away.

It is very heartwarming to see and witness the cooperation and support everyone extended for these special children. Indeed, everyone can be a hero in their little own ways!

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Distribution of Shallow Tube Well – Agricultural Water Pumps

Another 2016 BUB Project under the Department of Agriculture and through the implementation of local Government of Angat, Bulacan and in cooperation with Angat’s Civil Society Organization/Local Poverty Reduction Action Team, was implemented today, June 30, 2017. Twenty (20) Units of Shallow Tube Well – Agricultural Water Pumps (Golden Bow 8HP Diesel Engine with 4 x 4 Centrifugal Pump complete with accessories and fittings) were given to farmer beneficiaries in the ten (10) barangays of Angat. Sixty (60) local farmers are expected to benefit from this project.

The project costs One Million Four Hundred Thousand Pesos (1,400,000.00) from the budget of the national government (DA). It aims to help our local farmers who have no access to agricultural irrigation system. Agriculture is the the town’s economic backbone. Aside from this BUB project, there are also various programs being implemented like continuous education to modern farming, seeds and seedlings distribution among others. According to Ms Amelia D. San Pedro of Angat Municipal DA Office, the local government in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture is bent on giving full support to our local farmers.

The Twenty (20) farmer recipients are the following :

Banaban – Renan dela Torre
Baybay – Rolando Sanchez and Epifanio Valenzuela
Binagbag – Joel de Guzman, Celestino Placido and Rodrigo Valencia
Donacion – Jessie Calderon and Dennis Mercado
Encanto – Danny dela Torre
Marungko – Rodolfo Mendoza and Arthur Torres
Niugan – Rogelio Bolicio
Pulong Yantok – Teresita Catahan and Digna Gratela
Sta. Cruz – Dionisio Salvador
Sta. Lucia – Honorata del Rosario and Dalisay Placido
Sulucan – Eric Cruz and Melito Cruz
Taboc – Dominador Agustin

Long live the Farmers, long live Angat!

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“NEGOSYO sa KARITON” – People’s Taxes finding their way Back to the People

Last 27 February 2017, sixty (60) units of Nego Carts were distributed to the local recipients at the Municipal Gym of Angat, Bulacan. This is under the 2016 Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) program of the national government in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the municipal government of Angat.

The smile on the faces of these recipients is so overwhelming. These recipients came from the groups of solo parents, persons with disability, youths, and women’s group. Most of them were the same persons who participated in the 2015 Livelihood Training project also under the BUB program of the national government. Together with these Nego Carts, a start-up capital will also be given. They will be continuously monitored and assisted to ensure that their businesses will prosper and help uplift their lives.

The Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) which consist of representatives from different sectors of society together with the town Mayor and municipal department heads of Angat, worked hand in hand to identify and implement projects that will benefit the grassroots.

Other projects under the 2016 BUB program are as follows:

1. Two (2) Units Rescue Vehicle 1 Unit Ambulance/DILG – Php 4M – purchased
2. Construction of Drainage Canal with cover in Saudi Street/DILG – Php 1M – completed
3. Concreting of Barangay Road in Niugan/DILG – Php 3.2M
4. Rehabilitation of 5 BHS & Puchase of Medical Equipment in Brgys Laog, Banaban, Binagbag, Taboc, and Encanto.- Php 2.5M
5. Construction of School Fence in Angat National High School & Col. Vicente L. Salvador Elem. School/Deped – Php 700K
6. Ten (10) Units Hand Tractors for 10 Farmers organizations/DA – Php 1.3M
7. Twenty (20) Units Shallow Tube Well (STW) for Farmers/DA – Php 1.4M
8. Purchase of lot for Slaughter House/LGU – Php 1,530,000.
*Note: Some of these projects are still on-going or soon to be implemented

Indeed, the people’s taxes are finding their way back to the people. Let us continue to move forward, Angat!

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