SAN JOSE, Antique, Jan. 27 (PIA) - - Local officials and beneficiaries from the municipalities of Sibalom, Tobias Fornier, Laua-an, Barbaza and Culasi in Antique province expressed their gratitude for the help extended by the Office of Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go.
Mayors Gian Carlo Occena of Sibalom, Francisco Baladjay of Laua-an, Gerry Necor of Barbaza, and Jeffrey Lomugdang of Culasi have conveyed their thanks and appreciation to Sen. Go for sending food packs, new normal hygiene kits, vitamins, and meals, among other items, that were extended to a total of 473 recipients in the said towns.
League of Councilors and Sangguniang Panlalawigan ex-officio member Julius Tajanlangit, on behalf of the beneficiaries from Tobias Fornier, also shared his gratitude for the goods received by the families who have been affected by typhoons last year.
A total of 20 bicycles, 10 computer tablets, four pair of shoes and a lot more gift cheques were given out to the beneficiaries by way of the raffle as they register their names with the Department pf Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
In addition, the DSWD also distributed financial assistance under the program Aid to Individual in Crisis Situation (AICS) to the beneficiaries who are survivors of several calamities last year.
As Chair of the Senate Committee on Heath, Go reminded the Antiquenos to follow government protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
"Sumunod tayo sa Gobyerno, Maghugas ng kamay, at huwag umalis ng pamamahay kung hindi kinakailangan. Magsocial distancing po tayo at magsuot ng mask and face shield," he emphasized.
Go also told the Antiquenos of the Malasakit Center located at the Angel Salazar Memorial Hospital where people could avail of the medical services. The essential government entities like PhilHealth, DSWD, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Offices are in one roof to provide express lane service.
During the program, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority also discussed their programs and services where the beneficiaries could avail so they could be trained and have sustainable source of income.
The distribution of assistance was done in the towns of Sibalom and Tobias Fornier. (JBG/psm/PIA-Antique)