PAMPANGA Second District Board Member Fritzie David-Dizon led the gift-giving program at the Saup Project in Barangay Cangatba in Porac, mindful of how their late father, Mayor Roy David, had a soft spot for the people of the said community.
Some 602 families received food packs with the help of the provincial government. With the latter’s help, 143 families were given five kilos of rice, four cans of corned beef and four cans of sardines in Barangay Babo Sacan; 214 families in Barangay Sepung Bulaun and 245 families in Barangay Cangatba.
The project is done yearly every September 8 during the birthday of the former three-term mayor. David married the late Edna de Ausen, who also figured prominently in local politics.
David-Dizon and her siblings had kept and nurtured their yearly tradition after the former mayor died on August 8, 2002.
Her mother also served as former Pampanga acting governor. Their father was a former town councilor and was appointed mayor in 1986 shortly after Edsa People's Power Revolution.
Residents of Saup expressed gratitude to the David family for giving a "lasting gift."
David-Dizon thanked Governor Dennis Pineda for the support.
David and his wife gave the 1.5 hectares of land in Cangatba to the residents in Saup. There are now some 250 families living in Saup located in front of the family's estate in Cangatba.
His family had donated several hectares of land to poor and homeless residents not just in Porac but in nearby Sta. Rita town and Bataan province.
The generosity of the David clan also extended to other towns. The property where the public high school in Barangay San Basilio now stands in Sta. Rita town was donated by the Davids. The former mayor was a native of San Basilio.