The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP has promised to extend assistance to residents of Barangay Sauyo affected by the Segment 8.2 infrastructure development project that will connect the South LuzonExpressway and the North Luzon Expressway.
Commissioner for the National Capital Region Rey Galupo, along with Field Operations Division assistant chief Dennis Protasio and area coordinator Ed Labaco met with the officers and members of the Informal Settlers Association (ISA) and the Nagkaisang Mamamayan ng Barangay Sauyo (NaMaBaSa), led by Mirasol Abacco and Sigfredo Novilla.
Galupo said he learned about the sorry state and request of the affected residents for help to enhance the viability of their livelihood projects involving handicraft products and local food items, particularly homemade noodles, and means of realizing their urban farming plans.
He vowed to do his best in providing the much-needed aid so that they would be able to continue with their livelihood efforts and obtain a dignified life.
“We can see the actual coordination with our urban poor. Through this, we get to know their real sentiments and needs so the government could respond well,” he said.
“Rest assured that the assistance we are giving comes from the heart and is within the agency’s mandate in line with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s goal to improve the lives of the people,” he stressed.