OVP satellite offices

November 17, 2022 People's Tonight 483 views

IT is nearly five months since lawyer and former Mayor Sara Z. Duterte of Davao City took over as vice president of the Republic of the Philippines at 12 noon on June 30, 2019.

Since then, the Office of the Vice President (OVP) has been playing a key role in the government’s campaign to meet the employment, medical and other needs of the people.

This, we think, reflects Vice President Duterte’s sensitivity to public welfare that should be encouraged among all national and local government offices across the country.

Today, people troop to the OVP central office in Metropolitan Manila and seven OVP satellite offices in the country to seek help.

These satellite offices, manned by courteous, honest and competent personnel, are in Bacolod, Cebu, Tacloban, Davao, Dagupan, Zamboanga and Surigao del Sur.

Through these offices, Vice President Duterte is in a position to address the various problems confronting the people, particularly the unfortunate members of society.

The OVP central office and seven satellite offices haver been receiving the bulk of concerns that need referrals to other national and local government offices across the county.

Last Wednesday, the OVP entered a memorandum of understanding with the Public Attorney’s Office and the Department of Labor and Employment to further widen service referrals concerning legal aid and employment.

These areas are within th bounds of the OVP’s usuaL social services which include medical and burial assistance, free rides and aid to children and learners.

Aware of the importance of ensuring the delivery of adequate social services, the VP, who is also the secretary of the Department of Education, hopes to set up more satellite offices.

It’s a move in the right direction..