The Echoing Government Services (EGS) is a success story even if it’s only the first quarter of its implementation in Candon City.
City Mayor Ericson Singson launched recently the Echoing Government Services (EGS) with Medical and Dental Mission that will be done in all the 42 barangays of the city.
“By bringing the city hall to the barangays, we will know the real situation and concern so we can response accurately,” the city mayor said.
EGS is City Mayor Singson’s barangay outreach program as he promised during the election campaign and his inaugural address when he took over as local chief executive in June last year.
As of the first quarter, EGS served more than half of the whole barangays of the city.
During EGS visit, the city mayor and other city officials were given the chance to talk, discuss the programs with the punong barangays.
“We need to know from the people. We listen and give immediate action if needed,” City Mayor Singson said.
Based on the barangays visited, most of the requests are infrastructure and agriculture support.
The City Mayor gave assurance that the requested projects will be funded once the funds will be released from the Republic Act 7171 otherwise known as Tobacco excise tax law.
Candon City, the center of commerce, education and trade of the southern Ilocos Sur, is the country’s biggest producer of Virginia tobacco.
All city departments and aligned government agencies joined in the program.
Department/agency heads or their representatives offer their offices’ services during the program.
The medical and dental missions usually have the biggest clienteles.