House Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez and Tingog Party-list Reps. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez and Jude Acidre have extended aid to flood-stricken Filipinos in Mindanao, this time in Davao del Norte.
On Monday, the offices of the House leaders launched joint relief operations in various municipalities of the province by turning over one million cash aid and more than 1,600 food packs worth P500,000.
Each food pack contains three kilos of rice, three packets of instant noodles, three pieces of canned goods, and six sachets of 3-in-1 coffee.
The teams from the House sent help to the affected barangays of Tagum City and the municipalities of New Corella, Asuncion, Kapalong, Carmen, and Braulio E. Dujali.
Augmenting the relief packs produced by the Speaker’s office and Tingog Party list were an additional 3,000 family packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
“This is the least that we can do for our kababayans who were displaced by the floods. Rest assured that we will always be responsive to calls for assistance from disaster-stricken provinces. A little malasakit can go a long way, and we’re here to lend a hand,” Speaker Romualdez said.
The distribution of food packs and cash donation were done in coordination with Davao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Alan Dujali and Vice Governor De Carlo Uy, who provided the offices of the House officials with a list of recipients.
Speaker Romualdez is congressman of Leyte’s 1st district. Rep. Yedda Romualdez, his wife, is chairperson of the House Committee on Accounts, while Acidre is one of the Deputy Majority Leaders of the House.
Last month, the same offices turned over 1,000 family food packs and 17,650 bottled water to Misamis Occidental after heavy rainfall caused floods and landslides in the province. Cash assistance of P2 million was also given to the province.
Earlier last year, Speaker Romualdez also initiated a fund drive and relief operations to provide assistance to the victims of typhoon “Paeng”.