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Gumaca residents get needed aid

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As flashfloods severely affecting the residents of Gumaca in Quezon with the onslaught of Typhoon Pepito, the office of Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has sent assistance to the victims of flash floods in the area.

In his message, the senator also announced to barangay officials that they will receive Christmas incentives from the government during the holiday season and reminded village leaders to continue safeguarding the rights and welfare of their constituents amid the ongoing pandemic.

A total of 1,000 victims — who came from the barangays of Panikihan, Hagakhakin, San Vicente, Camohaguin, Biga, Butaguin, Manlayaan, Villa Arcaya, Rosario, Villa Perez, Villa Bota, Mabini, Labnig, Bamban, Bagong Buhay, Buensuceso, Pipisik, Villa Nava, Peñafrancia, Progreso, Batong Dalig, and San Agustin — were provided with free meals, food packs, masks, and face shields during two separate distribution activities conducted on the same day at the Gumaca West Elementary School.

The team also handed out bicycles to selected recipients to help them in their daily commute to work. They also provided tablets to some beneficiaries to help their children adapt to blended learning in schools.

The distribution was conducted in strict compliance with health protocols.

The lawmaker also reminded the public to strictly adhere to health and safety protocols imposed by the government to put a stop to the spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19, adding that once a vaccine is available and certified safe against COVID-19, poor and vulnerable sectors will be prioritized.

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