Sep 28, 2020

Accident insurance for barangay tanods launched

Nine barangays in Puerto Princesa City avail of the Barangay Tanod Association (BATAS) Accident Insurance Card (Photo courtesy of 3rd district reps office)

Nine barangays in Puerto Princesa City have already availed of the Barangay Tanod Association (BATAS) Accident Insurance Card under the office of Rep. Gil Acosta Jr. (3rd district, Palawan).

On August 1, a launching was conducted in Barangays Langogan, Binduyan, Concepcion, Tanabag, San Rafael, Babuyan, Lucbuan, Maoyon, and Maryugon.

BATAS program coordinator Arlyn Escala explained that the insurance aims to provide financial assistance to barangay tanods who may get into accidents while on duty.

“Naglalayong makapagbigay ng tulong-pinansyal sa mga Brgy Tanod dahil na rin sa panganib na kanilang posibleng harapin sa oras ng kanilang pagganap ng tungkulin, “kapag nagreresponde sila, (posibleng) madidisgrasya sila kaya inuna munang bigyan ang mga tanod ng insurance,” she said.

Escala said that the project is in coordination with Malayan Insurance.

“Malaking tulong ito sa amin na maliit lamang ang natatangap na honorarya. Laki pong pasasalamat namin nagkaroon ng ganitong launching na dumating sa amin at malaking tulong po sa aming bawat isa,” Arnel Ramirez, Brgy. Binduyan chief tanod, said.

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