Saturday, December 04, 2021

Partylist helps victims of 'Maring'

HELPING HAND. Ang Probinsyano party-list Rep. Alfred delos Santo gives assistance to the elderly of San Antonio, Nueva Ecija. (Contributed photo)

TRUE to its promise of empowering communities in provinces, Ang Probinsyano partylist recently distributed aid to victims of typhoon "Maring" in North Luzon.

A total of 500 families from Barangays Sawat and Tarangotong, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, who were among the heavily devastated by the typhoon, received assistance from the partylist.

During the distribution, Ang Probinsyano partylist chief-of-staff Edward Delos Santos assured residents of Barangay Sawat that the group will continue to fulfill their vow of supporting the needs of people in the countryside.

"Our goal is to help our fellow probinsyanos, especially during times of disaster. When we saw the flooding in Ilocos, we did not hesitate to come and offer our assistance to those who needed to evacuate their homes because of the typhoon," he said.

Meanwhile, Marjo Yasay, whose house was destroyed by typhoon Maring, expressed her gratitude to the partylist for the assistance they've extended to the community.

“Malaki ang pasasalamat ko at ng buong barangay Sawat sa tulong na dala ng Ang Probinsyano Party-list. Malaking bagay na ito sa amin na may makain kami habang unti-unti kaming bumabangon,” Yasay said.

(I and the entire barangay Sawat are very grateful for the help brought by the Ang Probinsyano Party-list. It’s a big deal to us that we have something to eat as we slowly get up.)

Aside from Ilocos Sur, the partylist through its Representative Alfred delos Santos also visited the town of San Antonio, Nueva Ecija to strengthen its partnership with the local government.

They also donated slope protection, a flood control project, for the said municipality that is equally vulnerable to flooding during the rainy season.

“Nagpapasalamat ako sa Ang Probinsyano Party-list sa pagtulong nila na maiayos ang gilid ng ilog namin. Dati ay hindi kami makatulog basta bumuhos ang malakas na ulan. Pero dahil sa mga proyekto nila, naibsan ang kaba namin. Ang pagiging maagap nila sa pangangailangan naming dito sa probinsya ang naging daan para mas lalong tumibay ang samahan ng San Antonio at Ang Probinsyano,” San Antonio Mayor Arvin Salonga said.

(I am grateful to The Provincial party-list for helping them fix the side of our river. We used to be unable to sleep when it rained heavily. But because of their projects, we were relieved. Their promptness to our needs in the province has paved the way for the strengthening of the association between San Antonio and Ang Probinsyano.)

Delos Santos, for his part, reiterated his commitment to put rural development first on the agenda of Ang Probinsyano Party-list. “It’s about time na bigyan ng importansya ang mga tinatawag natin na Promdi dahil minsan sila ang kinakalimutan. So, it’s very important na mag- triple ang ating kayod para mas maibigay na muna natin sa kanila ang kailangan sa probinsya,” said delos Santos.

(It’s about time to give importance to what we call Promdi because they are sometimes forgotten. So, it’s very important to triple our work so that we can give them what they need in the province first.)


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