By Raymund Antonio
The Office of the Vice President has delivered food packs and other relief supplies for flood victims in Imus and Sto. Rosario, Cavite and Lingayen, Pangasinan.
Vice President Leni Robredo’s office sent teams in these two provinces to distribute food packs to affected families last month.
The OVP was able to give 700 food packs in Cavite that contain five kilos of rice, sanitary napkins, cereal drink, noodles, soda crackers, and canned goods through its flagship anti-poverty program Angat Buhay.
Robredo personally checked on the repacking of the relief goods during her visit to Sto. Rosario town on July 26.
Her office distributed P312,500 worth of relief packs for 500 people in Imus while 200 relief packs amounting to P125,800 were given to Sto. Rosario.
Several areas in Cavite were flooded caused by southwest monsoon brought by Tropical Depression “Henry,” “Inday,” and “Josie.”
In Lingayen, an Angat Buhay team was deployed for the distribution of relief packs from OVP partner, the Latter Day Saints Charities.
In a Facebook post, the Vice President said she was “grateful for volunteers and partners who help us provide assistance and serve communities in need.”
Under Robredo’s leadership, the OVP has sworked beyond ceremonial duties, through Angat Buhay, which reaches out to the farthest and smallest communities around the country, those affected by disasters, as well as to poor communities in Metro Manila.
Her program addresses six key advocacy areas, including: hunger and food security, maternal and child healthcare, women empowerment, education, rural development, and housing.
It has likewise contributed to relief operations for areas affected by calamities, and extends other forms of assistance like those for medical concerns.