To recognize and ensure the right to health of Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) access to necessary health care devoid of discrimination. The Provincial Government of Albay under the governance of Gov. Al Francis Bichara through the Provincial Health Office (PHO) Dr. Estela Zenit, OIC-Provincial Health Officer spearheaded its inoculation of 160 Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) against COVID-19 at the Albay Provincial Jail last October 12, 2021.

The Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) under the governorship of Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara through the Regional Operation and Maintenance Audit Team (ROMAT) together with the Albay Veterinary Office (AVO) assisted the Regular Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) Operations and Maintenance Audit in monitoring and evaluating the completed subprojects on October 7, 2021.

The Albay Small Ruminants Raisers Association (ASRRA) as a member and one of the recipients of the PRDP subproject in Enhancing Farm Capacity and Adoption of Nutrition Technology for Goat Production were assessed and evaluated as a way of providing opportunities to the local farmers.

The Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) under the leadership of Governor Al Francis Bichara through the Albay Provincial Agricultural Office and the AFBVille Farm School together with the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 5 (DA-RFO5), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and DA – Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) commenced the graduation of the trainees under the Farmers Field School (FFS) on Production of High Quality Inbred Rice on Seed Certification and Farm Mechanization program at Brgy. Busay Daraga; Brgy. Igang and Brgy. Bonga, Bacacay.

Each trainee received a certification after completing 14 weeks of requisite training. Farming tools and equipment were also distributed which the graduates will use for the sustainability of their agricultural production.

FFS aims to improve the agricultural production and strengthen the producer groups in making their own locally specific decisions about Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and crop management practices by understanding how farming systems work through guided exercises for farmers.

In line with the Alternative Livelihood Assistance of the Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) to ASF affected farmers, the Albay Veterinary Office (AVO) distributed 320 heads of Free-Range Chicken to 32 ASF affected farmers from Barangay Paulba and Tambo in Ligao City on October 5, 2021. This program aims to empower farmers in poultry farming and to provide them opportunities for a better livelihood. The recipients also completed 1 day Training on Free-Range Chicken Production.

In line with the celebration of the 50th Wedding Anniversary of the couples from Daraga, Albay the Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) under the leadership of Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) supervised by Dr. Eva Grageda  hosted and led the provision of cash incentives on October 11, 2021.

The said event aims to support, meaningful and prosperous marriage and to bring joy to the lovely couples. The said couples had received PHP 10, 000 each that was personally handed by Gov. Bichara together with Vice Governor Edcel Grex Burce Lagman, and members of Sanguniang Panlalawigan ng Albay, BM Melissa Abadeza, BM Neil Montallana and BM Glenda Bongao who made the moment extra special.

Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara aims to support and promote Family and Community Welfare Program. Thus, the Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) headed by Dr. Eva Grageda together with Ms. Kath Rodriguez of DSWD V, Foster Care Focal Person, and honored 26 licensed foster parents/families with cash incentives on October 6, 2021.  This is in appreciation of their sacrifice and commitment, as well as providing substitute parental care to children with special needs with their genuine love and interest in children and a sense of social responsibility. These foster parents have enabled the children to experience a caring and nurturing family life.

The Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) under the vibrant governorship of Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) headed by Dr. Eva Grageda facilitated the distribution of wheelchairs for the Person’s with Disabilities (PWDs) and Senior Citizens on October 18, 2021 at Guinobatan Town Plaza. During the said event Seventeen (17) beneficiaries had received wheelchairs. This is to provide an assistive device for the Albayanos to gain mobility and independence. Furthermore to support Gov. Bichara mission in upholding the welfare of the PWDs and Senior Citizens.

Since Albay is prone to natural disasters such as typhoons, it is essential that Albayanos are aware of standard preparations for disasters and basic water safety survival. In order to educate the Albayano youths, Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara mobilized the Provincial Youth Development Office headed by Youth Development Officer Mr. Rhondon C. Ricafort together with the Philippine Red Cross – Albay Chapter conducted and facilitated a series of trainings from October to December 2017 where they educated the youth participants regarding the fundamental procedures in times of disasters and emergencies.

The Provincial Government of Albay under the leadership of Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara through the Provincial Youth Development Office (PYDO) headed by Mr. Rhondon C. Ricafort together with the 91st Civil-Military Operations (DIPLOMATS) Company headed by Cpt Joey G. Cabang and the Community Support Program Teams led the half day Walk for Peace and Peace Rally on September 24, 2017.

This event is aligned with the celebration of the 2017 National Peace Consciousness Month with the theme: “Puso para sa Kapayapaan, Magkaisa para sa Bayan” which aims to enlighten the youth on peace activities; to highlight compassion and unity among them; and to provide adequate knowledge on the promotion of peace.

Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2017 Elizabeth Durado Clenci joined the event as an advocate of peace. A total of 402 students coming from different organizations, schools, and communities in Daraga and Legazpi City also expressed their support for peace by participating in the peace rally.

 

The Provincial Government of Albay under the vibrant governorship of Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara through the Provincial Youth Development Office (PYDO) in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross Albay Legazpi Chapter conducted its two day training on Emergency and First Aid to nine (9) Community Colleges within the jurisdiction of the Province from the month of February to March 2020.

The emergency first aid training aims to support the mission of Gov. Bichara to prepare the students to become community responders during unwanted disasters and emergency situations in their respected areas of jurisdiction.

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