Batangas Governor Dodo Mandanas on June 5 vowed to assistance to barangay tanods in the province.
The Batangas politiko made the statement during the second quarterly meeting with the presidents of the Municipal Federation of Barangay Tanod (MFBT) of the province.
Mandanas said he plans to give a 50% increase in honorarium for each municipal president and Chief of Tanod.
This will raise the honorarium received by municipal presidents from P400 to P600 per month.
Mandanas also said he wants to provide additional communication equipment to barangay outposts like cellphones and internet connection.
He underscored the importance of barangay tanods in keeping communities safe.
“Kung walang kapayapaan at kaayusan, walang kaunlaran,” Mandanas said.