Alan Peter Cayetano and Lani Cayetano

Cayetano hopes to resume on-site Sari-sari Store Community events after ECQ

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Former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday said he is looking forward to the improvement of the COVID-19 situation and the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila so he and his allies in Congress can continue the conduct of live and on-site Sari-sari Store Community events.

“Hopefully, right after ECQ, ma-resume natin y’ung on-site tayo (we will be able to resume on-site events),” Cayetano said during the virtual Sari-sari Store Community program broadcast on his official Facebook page on August 12.

“Pero sa ngayon po, gamitin natin ang blessings of technology – y’ung Zoom at iba pang mga program,” he added.

(For now, let us utilize the blessings of technology, including Zoom and other programs.)

Cayetano said the country must learn how to use video conferencing applications and other tools, especially since it might take a while for COVID-19 to disappear.

“We have to think na baka makasama natin itong (that we might have to live with) COVID-19 for some time and we have to be able to adapt, innovate, and manage very well,” he said.

In today’s Sari-sari Store Community program, 100 beneficiaries from Caloocan City received P3,500 in cash aid from Cayetano and his allies in Congress.

He was joined virtually by Caloocan City 2nd District Rep. Edgar “Egay” Erice and the local government officials of Caloocan City.

Alan Peter Cayetano with BTS members
Former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano (third from left) and members of the Balik sa Tamang Serbisyo (BTS) sa Kongreso during the Sari-sari Store Community program in Taguig City on August 4, 2021. From left, ANAKALUSUGAN Party-list Rep. Mike Defensor, Camarines Sur 2nd District Rep. Lray Villafuerte, Laguna 1st District Rep. Dan Fernande, Batangas 2nd District Rep. Ranie Abu, and Bulacan 1st District Rep. Jonathan “Kuya” Sy-Alvarado.

Meanwhile, 300 beneficiaries from the city are expected to receive their P3,500 in cash aid from Cayetano and his group on August 15 (Sunday).

“Ang problema, walang pahinga. Ang problema, walang ECQ. So dapat ang solusyon ay tuloy-tuloy din. I will continue to commit na sa awa’t biyaya ng Diyos, itutuloy natin ang programang ito,” he said.

(Problems don’t rest and problems don’t have ECQ, so our solutions should be continuous… I will continue to commit that by the mercy of God, we will continue this program.)

As of August 12, 2021, there are a total of 1,425 beneficiaries who have received their cash aid from Cayetano’s Sari-sari Store Community program.###

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