Laguna residents in need receive support from Cayetanos

A lifeline of hope reached a total of 700 residents of Laguna facing difficult situations when the offices of Senators Alan Peter and Pia Cayetano provided assistance to support their recovery during a two-day extension of help this week.

On May 29, 2024, two events were held in Cabuyao, Laguna — one in the morning and one in the afternoon — where 400 women, senior citizens, and Muslim vendors were the primary beneficiaries.

“Y’ung kita po niya, hindi po talaga kasya. May mga bills at upa, at minsan nagkakaroon pa ng utang,” housewife Flor Abigail Santiago explained about their family’s situation as her husband was the only one with a stable income.

“Thankful po talaga ako dito at blessed, makakatulong din po ito pangdagdag sa nanay kong maysakit, pambili ng gamot,” she gratefully expressed.

Another beneficiary, senior citizen Romualdo Alcones, said he was thankful for the support he received which he could use to buy his medicines and other needs.

“Lubos po akong nagpapasalamat sa inyo, Senator Alan at Pia Cayetano,” he said.

The handover of assistance was made possible by the efforts and full participation of Mayor Dennis Hain, Barangay Chairman Melvin Calandria, Pastors Alan Gurieza and Jojo de Torre, DSWD Social Worker Maira Peres, City Social Welfare and Development Head of Cabuyao Evie Parala, and Barangay Chairman Erick Barron.

On May 30, the offices of the Cayetano siblings visited the residents of Bay, Laguna to provide aid to senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and farmers.

The support of Councilor Julian Rod Padrid and DSWD Region 4A Representative Rica Recto was also important for the success of the activity.

The provision of aid to residents of Laguna was a partnership between the Cayetano siblings and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program.

AICS aims to provide support to individuals to help them recover from challenging situations by offering various types of help such as educational, medical, financial, burial, food, and transportation assistance, tailored to the beneficiaries’ needs.

Both advocates of expanding economic opportunities for Filipinos, the Cayetano siblings continue to provide assistance through various livelihood programs to further bolster individuals’ incomes and prospects.###


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