AS A way of expressing his support for their good cause, Mayor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr., through his staff, delivered on May 8, 2021, his personal donation of five boxes of canned goods and three sacks of rice to the community pantry located in Barangay Salapungan.
Lazatin has donated his two-month salary to procure the said goods that were distributed to the following pantries: JK Community Pantry in front of Tollhouse; Barangay San Jose; Barangay Pandan; Barangay Salapungan; Salapungan Chapel Pastoral Council; Barangay Amsic; Barangay Lourdes Sur East; Barangay Cutud; Barangay Tabun; Maligaya Community Pantry, Barangay Cutcut; Barangay Sto. Domingo; ML Quezon, Barangay Lourdes Sur East; Hope Community Pantry, Barangay Pampang; Sandra Mall Community Pantry; Barangay Sta. Teresita; Barangay Margot; Barangay Sto. Rosario; near the Holy Rosario Parish Church in Barangay Sto. Rosario; Barangay Cutcut; Barangay Cuayan; Barangay Pulung Cacutud; Abacan, Barangay Malabanias; Barangay Sapalibutad; Barangay Lourdes Sur; near Astro Park in Barangay Balibago; and Barangay Claro M. Recto.
This move was to inspire and encourage his constituents in helping their kababayans and to keep up with the bayanihan spirit, Lazatin said.
“We, Filipinos, are known all over the world for keeping the spirit of ‘bayanihan’ alive, even during these modern times. Ngayon natin dapat mas higit ipamalas ang pagmamalasakit at pagtutulungan sa ating komunidad, lalo na ngayong hinaharap pa rin natin ang pandemya,” Lazatin said.
The City Government has been providing food assistance to Angeleños who contracted the coronavirus and even extended aid to their families, beginning on April 9, 2021.
So far, more than 1,200 families have already received food assistance. (PR)