Bulacan gov't to distribute food packs to those appealing for assistance — Fernando

Published May 8, 2021, 8:30 PM

by Joseph Pedrajas

Bulacan Gov. Daniel Fernando said Saturday they will be distributing food packs to residents who have not yet received any cash aid and are still appealing for assistance on Facebook.

Fernando said he has already asked the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the agency that will give food packs to the province, and its local counterpart to immediately distribute the assistance and determine who are those that have not yet received anything.

“Nakiusap tayo sa DSWD…sinabi ko na ibigay na po natin iyan at alamin ng lahat ng MSWDO (Municipal Social Welfare and Development Offices) kung sino pa ‘yung mga hindi nabigyan (ng pera). Kasi marami pa pong umaapela na poorest of the poor (I have asked the DSWD to distribute the food packs already and the MSWDO to determine those who have not yet been given assistance, because there are a lot of those appealing for assistance),” he said in DZRH interview.

“Iyon ang inilatag natin at ipinaalam ko sa mga mayors natin and also sa DSWD na ibigay ito doon pa mismo sa mga hindi pa nabibigyan kaya para mabalanse. Para mabigyan lahat, para matigil na ‘yung mga tumitilaok, ‘yung tumatahol sa Facebook na hindi pa sila nabigyan (That’s what I ordered. I also told our mayors and the DSWD to give the food packs to those who have not yet received anything. It is to balance the distribution of the assistance, to be fair to everyone, and to stop those crowing and barking on Facebook saying they have not received yet anything),” Fernado added.

Aside from the cash assistance given to those affected by the reimposition of the enhanced community quarantine, the governor said the province also received 64,000 food packs from the national government through the DSWD.

The beneficiaries will be those from the “poorest of the poor” or those who have not received yet any cash aid, he added.