Lady solons’ garage sale to aid vulnerable sectors

SOME personal items of President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. and his wife, First Lady Liza Marcos are among the pre-loved items featured in a garage sale that will benefit vulnerable sectors. The ongoing fund-raising charity project at the North Wing Lobby of Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City is an initiative of the Association of Women Legislators Foundation, Inc. that will run until 24 November. | PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF Radyo Pilipinas

Lady lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Wednesday launched a garage sale as a fund-raising charity project, which features personal items by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his wife, First Lady Liza Marcos.

The charity project is an initiative of the Association of Women Legislators Foundation Inc., spearheaded by its chairman, Tingog party-list Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez, and its president, Bulacan 4th District Rep. Linabelle Ruth Villarica.

Dubbed “PamasCONG Handog: Garage Sale for a Cause III,” available for sale at the event are pre-loved apparel and accessories of lady lawmakers and other government officials, including former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Proceeds of the project will go to various social activities of the foundation meant to help the most vulnerable sectors.

House Speaker Martin Romualdez commended the garage sale, which is led by his wife, saying that the project’s launching is both fitting and timely at the onset of the holiday session.

“By doing so, you have transformed this sale to transcend the common objective of trade and elevated it to that of a lofty and noble undertaking,” Romualdez said at the event.

Apart from its charitable purpose, Romualdez said the AWLFI project provides a venue for local artisans, craftsmen, and entrepreneurs an avenue to showcase their talent and ingenuity and the opportunity to earn as well.

He noted that aside from local fashion and garments, other items for sale in the two-day event also include jewelry, health and body care products, Christmas decor, furniture, and a variety of gift items.

House Majority Leader Manuel Jose Dalipe urged House employees and the public to support the charity project of the lady lawmakers.

“This activity provides us with an optimism that despite our people’s hardships, there are groups like the AWLFI who are doing everything possible to help our fellowmen,” Dalipe said.

The project at the North Wing of Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City will run until today, 24 November.

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