by Cesar Ilao III
Barangay Anos, in partnership with Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), conducted its monthly Kasiyahan Para sa mga Senior Citizens on May 21, 2017 at the Makiling Subdivision Covered Court. The activity was attended by 85 senior citizens (SCs) from Brgy. Anos.
The program started at 2PM. The SCs received gifts such as t-shirts and sacks of rice. They also played bingo as part of the kasiyahan.
According to Brgy. Anos Captain Celerino Balasoto Jr., the monthly program for the SCs is important for information dissemination.
“Dati, napapansin ko na pito lang yung uma-attend or minsan wala pa. Nakita ko na dapat lagyan natin ng come-on kung bakit sila pupunta… kapag may libreng flu o pneumonia vaccine kasi, madali mo silang i-inform [kapag magkakasama sila],” said Brgy. Captain Balasoto Jr. Brgy. Captain Balasoto Jr. added that they had to visit each senior citizen from his/her house before to inform them of the services the barangay offers.
Afterwards, representatitves FO3 Duannee Fadri and FO2 Rex Alipio from the Bureau of Fire Protection discussed the importance of fire prevention. The discussion is a part of the ongoing program of BFP to educate barangays in Los Baños on fire incidents.
FO3 Fadri and FO2 Alipio explained the characteristics of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and the ways to handle fire incidents by conducting fire drill demonstrations.
According to FO3 Fadri, the discussion was important for the SCs, particularly the women. “Ang mga babae, sila yung naiiwan. Sila yung nagluluto. Yung dalawang sunog lately sa LB, LPG yung pinagmulan. Hindi alam ng mga may bahay, nag-panic, iniwan yung bahay na nagliliyab,” said FO3