ASPIRING Municipal Council member Rene Maglanque Jr. provided assistance to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients in Candaba town in Pampanga.

Maglanque, son of Mayor Rene Maglanque, distributed food packs containing rice, canned goods, instant noodles, coffee and biscuits to families whose members contracted the virus.

"Nais po nating makatulong kahit sa maliit na paraan sa mga Covid-19 patients lalo na at nakaquarantine sila at hindi makalabas, makakatulong na maitawid nila ang ilang araw na pagkain sa tulong po ng ating ayuda," he said.

Maglanque said he initiated the food assistance program immediately after he finished his quarantine period, as he was exposed to his father who recently tested positive for coronavirus.

He said the program is his way of boosting the morale of Covid-19 patients, especially those experiencing the various symptoms of the disease.

"Gusto ko pong maramdaman nila na kami po ay narito upang sumuporta at hindi sila nag-iisa sa labang ito. Sana po ay nakatulong kami sa kanila habang sila ay nagpapagaling at nagpapalakas," Maglanque said.