SOME 27,000 families who were affected by Typhoon Ulysses in Candaba town received food donations from former mayor Danilo Baylon and his wife Apo Aniway Baylon of Dan Way Processing Corporation.
Gloria Vinuya of Dan Way Missionaries said 15,000 families in the Tagalog Region and 12,000 families in the Poblacion area were given three kilos of rice and one dress chicken each. They will also give food donations to families in the Kapampangan region on Thursday, November 26.
Vinuya, lead coordinator of Dan Way for 15 years, said since the start of the pandemic in March until the aftermath of Typhoon Ulysses, Baylon and Apo Aniway never stopped helping.
“Ang Dan Way Processing po ay hindi naman tumitigil sa pagtulong, basta po may pag baha o kalamidad nandoon po kami para tumulong,” she said.
"Ang hindi ko makakalimutan ay noon namigay kami ng tulong sa Barangay San Agustin, kung saan ang tubig baha ay 12 feet, nakasakay lang kami ng banca habang inaabot namin sa mga tao ang manok at bigas," Vinuya said.
She said after helping the people of Candaba, they will also go to other typhoon-hit places.
“Ang pagtulong po nila ay mission na inatas ng Panginoon sa kanila, hindi po ito pamumulitika,” Vinuya said.
Pastor Louie Maitim said Dan Way Missionaries does not only give food donations but also spiritual enlightenment to people affected by calamities in different parts of the country.
“Sa panahon pong ito sa 110 million na Pilipino, halos lahat po ng probisya apektado. Ang Dan way Processing Corporation ay isa sa ginagamit ng Diyos para tulungang maka bangon at magkaroon ng pag asa ang bawat Pilipino, lalo na yung mga nawalan ng tirahan, mga nawalan ng hanap buhay at yung iba ay namatayan pa ng mahal sa buhay,” Maitim said.
Gulap Barangay Chairman Alfonso Sadie said he and his constituents are grateful for the food donation they received.
“Kami po ay nagpapasalamat sa binigay na tulong ng Dan Way sa panguguna ng dating Mayor Danilo ‘Boy’ Baylon. Ito po ay malaking tulong sa aking mga kabarangay na naapektuhan ng bagyong Ulysses. Sana po ay pagpalain po sila ng Diyos at sana ay marami pa silang matulungan di lamang sa aming bayan kundi sa iba pang lugar na sinalanta ng bagyo,” Sadie said.
He said during the height of Typhoon Ulysses, a total of 284 houses were partially damaged and 18 were totally damaged, while 74 persons were evacuated due to floodwaters reaching four feet in the barangay.
Meanwhile, Asuncion Gatbonton, president of the Senior Citizens of Gulap, said she is very thankful for the chicken and rice donation.
Dan Way Processing Corporation and Dan Way Missionaries have been donating chickens, eggs and rice to millions of indigent Filipinos from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and NCR. (Chris Navarro)