36,000 relief goods distribute in Pandi town

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Some of the 36,000 relief goods being distribute in 22 barangays in Pandi, Bulacan lead by Mayor Enrico Roque on Saturday, March 21, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Pandi municipal government)

PANDI, Bulacan — Politics in this town has been put aside where political leaders led by Mayor Enrico Roque and barangay officials showed their support to each other as they started distributing some 36,000 relief goods to households in twenty-two barangays due to Coronavirus (COVID- 19) outbreak.

Mayor Roque along with barangay officials and personnel of local municipality here on Saturday (March 21) distributed thousands of relief goods that were first delivered to Brgy. Bagong Barrio wherein social distancing during distribution was still being done.

The rest of villages will be next to have relief operation for the next 4 to 5 days.

Mayor Rico told RONDA BALITA Online that the relief operation was started around 9 a.m. wherein they knocked at the house using microphones telling the household members that a plastic bag containing rice, can goods and noodles would be left in front of their house and will only be picked by a family member after they had passed through.

“The good thing in it, is that.. the unity exists, not politics. Helping hands and sharing are the first thing that should be done,” Roque said.

Roque expressed his gratitude to all barangay captains who joined the activity and for their support and solidarity although the majority of his barangay captains were not in his side in the previous election.

Roque said, twenty-two villages will benefit the 36,000 relief goods that will personally bring by officials of the local municipality and barangays.

The mayor further said that everyone will have a chance to receive it wherein there will be also a so-called “share it” program where those who will waived their share can give it to whomever they want to have it.

The town of Pandi is still Covid-free but has six Person Under Investigation (PUI) and 51 Person Under Monitoring (PUM). (RONDA BALITA Online)

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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, an editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, Lingguhang Pahayagan ng Masang Intelihente, and RONDA Balita Online News was a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated Philosophy as major course, Political Science as minor, at the University of Santo Tomas, Legaspi City but landed and became a journalist. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, Peoples Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before he was simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspaper in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). A former Journal Group Bulacan correspondent, Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.

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