The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Office of Senator Robinhood Padilla on Saturday extended assistance to families affected by the floods brought about by Tropical Cyclone Paeng in Baguio City and Kalinga province.
In Baguio City, DSWD staff and representatives from Padilla’s Senate office gave P3,000 each to at least 389 beneficiaries. They also distributed bicycles and other valuable items to the residents.
Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong accompanied Padilla’s team led by the senator’s brother Rommel at the charity event.
Meanwhile, in Kalinga, Padilla’s team also gave P3,000 each to 500 beneficiaries, in coordination with the DSWD at the provincial capitol in Bulanao, Tabuk City.
Last Friday, Padilla and fellow senator Christopher Go visited two areas in Mindanao likewise to extend assistance to villagers affected by floods earlier this month.
Padilla and Go went to Sta. Maria in Davao Occidental, where they gave P2,000 each to 2,500 residents affected by flooding last Nov. 16. They also distributed balls and bicycles to the residents.
Sta. Maria Mayor Dinko Bautista and Vice Mayor Josephine Mariscal joined the two senators.
Go and Padilla also went to Matanao in Davao del Sur where they distributed P3,000 each to 500 poor families who are beneficiaries of the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS).
Both senators also inspected the site where a Super Health Center will be built.
The lawmakers were joined by Davao del Sur Vice Governor Lorna Bandigan; Matanao Mayor Vincent Fernandez and former Vice Mayor Irick Agbon; and DUMPER party list Rep. Dendee Bautista.