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SENATORS HONTIVEROS, PANGILINAN SENDS ASSISTANCE TO VILLAGE ELDERS, QUARANTINE FACILITIES


Story By JOSEPHINE M. MENDOZA
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SENATORS HONTIVEROS, PANGILINAN SENDS ASSISTANCE TO VILLAGE ELDERS, QUARANTINE FACILITIES
Barangay Officials and volunteers in Barangay Matobato packed 363 food packs from the funds provided by Senator Risa Hontiveros.
CALBAYOG CITY – Elderlies and families under a 14-day home isolation in Barangay Matobato and 3 quarantine facilities situated in the downtown area of the city were made recipients of assistance sent by Senators Risa Hontiveros and Francisco “Kiko” Pangilinan. The funds were generated thru the initiatives of Ms. Jover Laurio.

“I am just happy to be of help to my fellow-Samarnons while I am able to get the support of those who believe in my endeavors,” Ms. Laurio told Calbayog Journal in reaction to a message thanking her for the help she provides.

Ms. Laurio’s initiatives stemmed from the efforts of Ms. Aimee Adalla in extending help to her fellow residents of the Barangay at a time when 25 households were placed under lockdown restrictions in adherence to COVID-19 quarantine protocols.

“Right after I read of the lockdown of the 25 households and saw pictures of Aimees efforts to generate sources for assistance to the families, I got in touch with her and asked how I may be of help,” Ms. Laurio said.

“Luckily, I got the support of Senator Risa and Senator Kiko that kept the ball rolling for Barangay Matobato and another concern we wanted to address that is the needs of our quarantine facilities in the downtown area of the city,” Ms. Laurio further informed.

The initiatives were able to raise two sets of funds – one for food packs and the other for the purchase of items for quarantine facilities.
SENATORS HONTIVEROS, PANGILINAN SENDS ASSISTANCE TO VILLAGE ELDERS, QUARANTINE FACILITIES
363 food packs completely wrapped and ready for distribution.
FOOD PACKS:

Senator Hontiveros allotted the amount of Php100,000.00 for food packs. This amount was turned over to and managed by LGU Barangay Matobato under the supervision of Liga ng mga Barangay President and Punong Barangay Ariel Rosales.

The Barangay Council spent the money for food packs to the elderlies in the Barangay and the families that has remained under home quarantine restrictions.

Barangay Officials and volunteers wrapped 363 food packs of rice, milk and biscuits. Bathroom soaps were also included.
SENATORS HONTIVEROS, PANGILINAN SENDS ASSISTANCE TO VILLAGE ELDERS, QUARANTINE FACILITIES
Food packs were distributed door-to-door to senior citizens in Barangay Matobato on July 03, 2020.
ELDERLIES: Based on the actual survey, whether registered members of the senior citizens organization in the Barangay or not, the Barangay Council distributed 356 food packs for the elderlies on a door-to-door bases on July 03, 2020.
SENATORS HONTIVEROS, PANGILINAN SENDS ASSISTANCE TO VILLAGE ELDERS, QUARANTINE FACILITIES
Delivery of food packs to 7 families that remained on 14-day home quarantine was made on July 04, 2020.
7 FAMILIES ON 14-DAY HOME QUARANTINE:

Following the official statement of the city’s Inter-Agency Task Force announcing completion of contact tracing, only 4 out of the 25 households remained under home isolation.

Twenty-two (22) individuals in 7 families compose the 4 households. Also included in the list of beneficiaries, food packs were also delivered door-to-door to these 7 families on July 04, 2020.

It will be recalled that on June 25, 2020, a lockdown on 25 households in Purok 2 of Barangay Matobato was ordered and placed under lockdown restrictions.

(Please see https://www.calbayogjournal.com/covid-positive-lsi-breached-quarantine-protocols-25-houses-in-lockdown?fbclid=IwAR3vAHS0VUY_nd8nWnQGr-6Mx9kPMLKql_XfpFTJc7q2KzAEneEPq-teB_8)
SENATORS HONTIVEROS, PANGILINAN SENDS ASSISTANCE TO VILLAGE ELDERS, QUARANTINE FACILITIES
Ms. Aimee Adalla (in maroon colored shirt) delivers bathroom implements and hygiene items for 3 quarantine facilities situated in the city's downtown area. Mr. Rolando Saplad , Jr., (in gray colored shirt) Asst. Dept. Head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, receives the items.
ASSISTANCE TO QUARANTINE FACILITIES:

Likewise, an amount was raised from Senators Hontiveros and Pangilinan for the purchase of bathroom implements and hygiene items for 3 quarantine facilities in the city’s downtown area.

Bathroom implements (100 pieces of plastic pails), hygiene items (such as bath soap, detergent bars, shampoo, toothpaste), and disinfectants (15 gallons of alcohol) were delivered by Ms. Adalla to the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDDRMO) at the city hall grounds.

The donations were duly acknowledged as received by Assistant Department Head Rolando Saplad, Jr. on July 02, 2020 who shall be in charge of apportioning the items to the quarantine facilities in 3 locations - Northwest Samar State University (NwSSU), Calbayog City SpEd Center and Calbayog Pilot Central School.

TRANSPARENCY: Ms. Jover Laurio commended the LGU-Barangay and Ms. Adalla for being able to immediately deliver the goods to target beneficiaries thereby submitting a report of expenditures to justify disbursement of funds. (CJ/JMM)


-, July 5, 2020


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