LIGAO CITY –– The Indian community in Legazpi City and Daraga town in Albay province donated on Thursday 10 sacks of rice to the local government of Camalig to distribute to their residents affected by the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.
Camalig Mayor Carlos Irwin Baldo Jr. expressed his gratitude to the Indian nationals “for their unselfish contribution and support for the Filipinos” in a Facebook post.
He said the rice would be packed and distributed to Camalig residents who were told to stay home to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
In Polangui town, also in Albay, residents received relief packs containing commercial rice donated by a local rice mill owner.
“All households in 44 villages were provided five kilos of rice, four packs noodles, three cans of sardines, medicines, and vitamins during the first wave of relief distribution,” Mayor Andy Mariscostes said in a phone interview.
“Mr. William Cu, the owner of the rice mill, have pledged to provide the rice, thanks to him,” Mariscotes said.
He said that in the second wave of relief distribution, all families in Polangui would again receive five kilos of commercial rice and other basic goods for consumption.
“The [other] businessmen in Polangui also pledged sacks of rice which will be distributed to the poorest families,” he added.
Edited by LZB
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