The Provincial Government of Abra holds its first Provincial Barangay Congress and Oath-taking Ceremonies of newly elected barangay officials at Divine Word College of Bangued Gymnasium on June 14, 2018.

The ceremonies were attended by barangay officials from the 303 barangays of the 27 municipalities in the province. Congressman JB Bernos officiated the oath taking for the kagawads while the punong barangays took their oath of office before Governor Joy Bernos.

Gracing the ceremonies is none other than the new PNP Regional Director Rolando Z. Nana.

In the event, Governor Bernos and Congressman Bernos raffled off P500,000 worth of projects, P50,000 worth of rescue equipment, P3,000,000 for barangay halls and covered courts, and other cash prizes amounting to P3,000 and P5,000 to some lucky barangay captains.

The second part of the event is the Provincial Barangay Congress where DILG-Abra headed by PD Millicent Cariño along with BFP FO Arnel Barreras, and PDRRMO Elmer Bersamin discussed the roles and functions of barangay officials on disaster preparedness and disaster response.

Through this provincial barangay congress, the newly elected barangay officials are now more equipped in providing safety measures before and during disasters to protect and preserve lives and properties.

This remarkable event, being a first in the province, shows the solidarity of the Abreño barangay officials to serve the province.