Antique Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao is set to visit the Antiqueno sugar migrant workers in Negros Occidental this November 13 to 16 to bring them early Christmas gifts from the provincial government and access to services of national government agencies.
Known as “Bisita Sacada”, this will be the second year that Cadiao will be visiting the sugar migrant workers or sacadas in Negros Occidental in order to know their plight and needs.
“This year there are now more national government agencies that are joining the Bisita Sacada,” the governor said.
The Departments of Health (DOH), of Labor and Employment, and of Trade and Industry, and the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority will be joining Cadiao to bring their services to the sacadas, who are originally from Antique.
The governor said that with the DOH they will be bringing medicines requested by the sacadas.
“Through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office we will be distributing rice and canned goods,” she added.
The other agencies will conduct information dissemination geared towards the workers’ protection and welfare, skills development opportunities and registration.
There are 10 sugar plantations or haciendas scheduled to be visited by the governor this year right after her courtesy call to the office of Governor Alfredo Maranon, Jr. of Negros Occidental. (PNA)