By Jhon Aldrin Casinas
The Provincial Government of Batangas has commended a barangay in Pasig City for donating 2,700 pairs of footwear to Batangeños affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano recently.
In a Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution No. 085-R5 of Batangas, the provincial government of Batangas has lauded Barangay San Antonio Chairman Raymond Lising for leading the relief operations of his barangay in Batangas last month.
“A resolution expressing our profound appreciation and gratitude to honorable Chairman Thomas Raymond U. Lising, who has generously given assistance and support to the Province Batangas and its people, most especially those who were affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano,” the resolution read.
Unlike the usual donations of food, clothing and toiletries, Lising and his team from Barangay San Antonio distributed 1,500 pairs of shoes and 1,200 pairs of slippers to evacuees in Barangay Mahabang Parang, Batangas City and in Barangay Talaibon, Ibaan town in January.
The barangay chairman said two private footwear companies donated the shoes and slippers which were turned over to Junior Chamber International Ortigas (JCI-ORTIGAS Chapter) and then handed it over to the Barangay.
Likewise, the Sangguniang Panglungsod of Batangas has also commenced JCI -Ortigas Chapter for their contributions to the relief operations.
In a statement on Sunday, Lising expressed gratitude to the Provincial Government of Batangas as well as to the kindhearted donors.
“Maasahan ng local na pamahalaan ng Batangas na hanggang may maitutulong kami, walang sawang tutulong ang Barangay San Antonio, Pasig (I assure the local government of Batangas that Barangay San Antonio will continue to help as long as we have the capacity to do so),” Lising said.
“Isang bansa lamang tayo kaya dapat tayong magtulungan lalo na sa mga panahong tulad nito (We are one nation so we should help each other especially in challenging times),” he added.