Starting this year, the Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) throughout the province will get a 100-peso increase in their monthly honorarium from the provincial government.

Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo recently announced the good news during a series of distribution of the honorarium of the BHWs province-wide.

Governor Degamo said this is the provincial government’s way of recognizing the BHWs as valuable partners in the delivery of basic health services to the people.

Without them, it would be very difficult to bring the different programs of the government to the barangays.

“Kamo ang nahimo namong kamot aron among makab-ot ang mga katawhan sa nagkadaiyang kabarangayan dinhi sa lalawigan,” the governor said.

The governor, however, added that the 100-peso monthly increase is very minimal as compared to the sacrifices and hard work experience by the BHWs.

The provincial government will continue to find ways to remunerate the invaluable contributions of this sector for the welfare of the people in the barangay level.

“Not only that they are vehicles for health services but also to other programs of the government which the people can readily avail of,” the governor said.