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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

3,167 Leyte residents get cash aid

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A total of 3,167 qualified beneficiaries in Leyte received cash and rice assistance from two separate programs of the administration that aim to aid several sectors of society who are facing difficulties coping with everyday expenses and high costs of living.

Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez on Tuesday said these beneficiaries received financial aid from the Cash and Rice Distribution (CARD) Program of the DSWD and the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Program of the DOLE.

“As instructed by President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., the delivery of public service continues. Tuloy-tuloy po ito at hindi nagpapahinga. At natutuwa ako na ang mga kababayan natin sa Tacloban at Babatngon sa Leyte ang nabigyan ng ayuda ngayong araw,” Speaker Romualdez, the leader of the 308-strong House of Representatives, said.

(It is continuous and does not rest. And I am glad that our compatriots in Tacloban and Babatngon in Leyte were given aid today)

“This is what our President Bongbong Marcos wants, to bring the service closer to the people. The administration makes us feel that it is not forgetting its sworn duty to fix the condition of every citizen of our country,” the Speaker said.

Romualdez was not physically present during the distribution of the aid packages in Leyte, but lawyer Mark Stephen Reyes – his district Chief-of-Staff – represented him in the events.

Reyes led the distribution of P5,000 in case and P1,000 worth of rice to a total of 1,167 beneficiaries under the CARD Program that was held in the People’s Center in Tacloban City.

“The CARD Program is a program instituted by Speaker Romualdez to help other sectors of Philippine society not covered by the 4Ps or other assistance programs. It seeks to aid the vulnerable sectors such as indigent senior citizens, PWDs, single parents, indigenous peoples (IPs) and near-poor families,” Reyes said.

District Coordinators Arlan Sequito and Abet Eviota, representing Speaker Romualdez, alongside Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) officials led by North Leyte Field Chief Engr. Emmanuel de la Cruz and former Babatngon Mayor Marife Galafon-Rondina facilitated the distribution of P4,100 in financial aid to 2,000 qualified beneficiaries under the TUPAD Program at the Pagsalhugon Gym in Babatngon, Leyte.

“In line with President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ R. Marcos Jr.’s directive, Speaker Romualdez remains committed to delivering public service to support various sectors of society struggling with daily expenses and the cost of living,” Reyes stated.

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