TO ALLEVIATE the suffering of the Kapampangan children diagnosed with cancer, Pampanga Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda extended assistance to 51 patients from Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital (JBLMRH).
During the awarding of assistance held at the Benigno Aquino Hall, Capitol Compound, the governor handed P10,000 cash and packs of goods to each young beneficiary.
The food and monetary assistance personally came from the Pineda family headed by Businessman Rodolfo “Bong” Pineda and Vice Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda.
Twelve-year-old Ian JC Limiac, one of the beneficiaries, thanked the governor for the assistance. He was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in bones or the soft tissue around the bones, in February 2019.
“Simula po no’ng ma-diagnose ang anak ko, nakaalalay na po si Governor Delta. Napakahalaga po talaga ng tulong na ibinibigay niya at ng buong Pineda family lalo na ngayong pandemya. Walang trabaho kaya walang-wala talaga kami,” Ian’s mother, Cherry, said.
Pineda reassured the parents that the provincial government is always open to respond to the needs of the Kapampangans.
“Kung mayroon pa po kayong kailangan, huwag po kayong magdadalawang-isip na lumapit sa Kapitolyo. Kasama po sa aming obligasyon ang tumulong at umalalay sa inyo,” the governor said.
Lubao Mayor Esmeralda “Esmie” Pineda, who was also present during the awarding event, expressed sympathy with children dealing with cancer and likewise assured to provide the necessary support for them.
“As a mother, ang hirap tingnan lalo na ang babata pa nila para dumaan sa ganoong sakit. Pero sana huwag silang mawalan ng pag-asa. May awa ang Diyos, at nandito lang kami para tumulong,” she stressed. (PR)