MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)–After the provincial government of Lanao del Sur launched its week-long exhibit of government services running from July 11 to 15 amid the one-month celebration of 63rd Araw ng Lanao del Sur, constituents of the province conveyed that they found such an initiative convenient on their end.
Ahmad Dipatuan who is a resident of Marawi came by the caravan to get a police clearance.
He shared that he processed it smoothly considering he did it personally and with assistance as compared to the online application when many requisites are still asked.
“Mas convenient kasi sa mga constituent na mag-apply. Mas madaling hanapin ang service ng government dito… Nahihirapan kami sa online kasi parang may kininukuha na other requirements at amount kaya dito nalang kami sa centralized office para may mag-assist. Thank you sa service nila na prinovide nila sa amin,” said Dipatuan.
[This is more convenient for the constituents to apply. It is easier to find the services of the government here… We are struggling online because it is like they would still get other requirements and amount, that is why we opted to apply here in the centralized office so that someone will assist. Thank you for the service that was provided to us.]
Paez Hamzah, also a resident of Marawi, underscored how he enjoyed the accessibility of getting a police clearance for employment purposes.
“Easy access lahat ng different agencies na nandito. Isahan nalang ang puntahan. Mahirap ang access kung hiwa-hiwalay… Thank you so much for the services,” he said.
[This is easy access because all different agencies are here. We only go to one place. Access is difficult if they are separated… Thank you so much for the services.]
Another resident, Amen Sultan Abdulmalic, highlighted the time and money he was able to save in obtaining a clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for his passport application.
He said that without the said caravan involving the NBI, he would have been compelled to travel to Iligan City where the nearest office of the bureau is situated.
“Mas maganda iyong may ganito para hindi ka mahirapan pumunta ng Iligan… Thank you dahil mayroong ganito na minsan lang at nakakatulong sa amin lahat,” said Abdulmalic.
[It is more wonderful if there is something like this here so that we will not have a hard time going to Iligan… Thank you because there is something like this here which is just seldom only but of great help to everyone.]
In the government service caravan of the provincial government, at least 28 government agencies participated and brought in their corresponding services. (CRG/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)
Residents of the province of Lanao del Sur line up to avail of the services offered by the National Bureau of Investigation which is brought to the Capitol Compound for a week-long government services caravan. (Jason Casas/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)