A TOTAL of 500 Guimarasnons received relief package from Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go on July 17, 2020.
Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer ShirlyGabutin said the beneficiaries include drivers, dispatchers, and jeepney conductors of sea and land transport in the island.
The transport sector is one of the hardest affected group in the island during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, as the tourism industry of the province plummets.
The food pack contains rice, sardines, beef loaf, pancit canton, biscuit and milk.
Bing Juaneza, point person of Go, was joined by Governor Samuel Gumarin in the relief distribution held at the Provincial Capitol grounds.
Juaneza said that along with the relief package is the message that the senator wants to convey to the Guimarasnons.
"Gamay lang ini nga bagay pero upod sini ang malasakit ni Sen. Bong Go. Gusto niya ipalab-ot ang kabalaka sa mga tawo sa Guimaras," Juaneza said.
Gumarin expressed gratitude for the senator's initiative.
"Nagapasalamat kita sa bulig nga ginhatag ni Sen. Bong Go para sa mga Guimarasnon," Gumarin said.
Meanwhile, Gumarin allayed fears of the Guimarasnons as some of the locally stranded individuals (LSIs) were allowed to go home before the result of their RT-PCR test was released.
"Indi magkahangawa sa positive diri sa Guimaras. They are LSIs. Indi ni halin sa Guimaras. Sa gihapon zero case ang Guimaras," he added. (PR)