SOME 10 tribes from the indigenous peoples in the Cordillera received gifts under Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) “Pamaskong Handog” on Sunday, December 8.
PCSO general manager Royena Marzan Garma turned over huge pots and other cooking equipment including food that the tribes can use for their occasions and gatherings.
The 10 tribes are Ibaloi, Kankanaey, Kalungaya, Karao of Benguet province; Balangao, Bontoc, Applai, Gaddang of Mt. Province; Itneg or Isneg of Apayao and Kalinga in Kalinga Provinvce.
Garma said they decided to give these items as a request of their IP friends who said that said items can be used by the groups.
“Mas kakaiba ito kumpara sa ibang lugar, first time na mabigyan namin ng regalo ang IP’s, di gaya sa ibang lugar na karamihan ay individual, PWD’s at mga organisasyon,” said Garma.
Garma added they see the need for such items which the groups use during gatherings.
“Gusto kasi ng ating Presidente (Rodrigo) Duterte na abutin ng ating tulong ang malalayong lugar at bigyan ang mga nangangailangan, hindi lamang sa panahon ng kapaskuhan,” Garma added.
Garma said PCSO’s mandate is on health financial program for the people and asked the public to support their games, which is the source of the funds of the agency, especially on the Universal Health program of the Duterte administration. (SunStar Baguio)