CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Gov. Dennis “Delta” Pineda expressed gratitude to the OFW Partylist, led by Representative Marissa “Del Mar” Magsino, for its extensive support to the vulnerable sectors in the province.
A total of 479 barangay volunteers in Apalit received financial assistance through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), with each one receiving P3,000.
On her behalf, Magsino’s son, Partylist’s Chairman Raymond Adriano, facilitated the distribution of assistance together with Governor Delta, Apalit Mayor Jun Tetangco, Vice-Mayor Peter Nucom, Special Assistant to the Governor / PDRRM Chief Angelina Blanco, and other DSWD officials.
“Maraming salamat po OFW Partylist, hindi po namin makakalimutan ito. Sabi ko nga po sa mga Kabalen ko, hindi man po ako nanghingi ng tulong, kusa po kayong nagbigay ng tulong. Kaya lahat po ng mga taong lubos na may kailangan sa mga programang ito, sila muna po ang inuna namin,” said Governor Pineda.
In Arayat, 379 beneficiaries of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) underwent briefings with officials from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) before starting their 10-day emergency work period with support from the partylist. The briefing was conducted together with Arayat Mayor Maria Lourdes Alejandrino and Vice Mayor Emmanuel Alejandrino.
“Ako po ay masayang masaya dahil nagagampanan po ng partylist po natin ang responsibilidad na dapat po nating gawin, which is tulungan po yung mga kababayan nating nangangailangan ng extrang tulong sa pang-araw araw nila. Makapagbigay ng ligaya sa kanilang mga pamilya at ipinapakita na nandito lang tayo para magserbisyo,” Magsino said.
Beneficiaries also thanked the partylist for its continued assistance to the Kapampangans.
“Makakatulong po ito para pantustos sa mga gastusin sa eskwelahan ng tatlong kong anak. Kaya malaking bagay po ito sa amin,” said Thelma Villacorta, one of the AICS Program beneficiaries.
In addition to this assistance, the provincial government also distributed food packs to all beneficiaries.
OFW Partylist represents the voice of the people in Congress, advocating for the rights and welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and their families. The partylist also provides assistance to vulnerable populations in the country.