CITY OF SAN FERNANDO Residents in Bataan province on Friday received more than P340 million worth of various assistance from the government.
President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. led the distribution of aid to the residents at the Limay Sports Complex in Limay town.
The Presidential Communications Office said the Department of Agriculture allotted P90.1 million for the improvement of the Sitio Nazareno-Culis Farm-to-Market road and P180.3 million for the construction of a fish landing facility in Orani, Bataan.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources BFAR awarded reinforced boats with marine engines, fishing paraphernalia and fisheries post-harvest equipment with a total cost of P1.2 million, plus a fry holding facility, milkfish fingerlings, tilapia fingerlings and smokehouse, worth P3.7 million.
The Department of Labor and Employment DOLE distributed some P6.8 million for the Integrated Livelihood Program; P38.9 million for the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers; and P15 million for the Special Program for Employment of Students.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development gave P5,000 worth of aid each to 945 beneficiaries under its Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations, and handed out 1,000 family food packs amounting to P777,000, while the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority gave out ovens and toolkits to STEP scholars.
In his speech, Marcos thanked the recipients for their support to his administration and vowed to continue helping those in need.
"What we will give in return is non-stop work to uplift the lives of every Filipino. Rest assured that the government will not leave you behind. As long as you need the help, we will continue reaching out,” Marcos said.