PLACER, Surigao del Norte – The Philippine Army’s 30th Infantry Python Battalion (30IB) assisted the “Humanitarian Assistance Program” of the Provincial Local Government Unit of Surigao del Norte on April 12, 2020 at Purok 8 and 9, Brgy San Juan, Surigao City, SDN.
The troops of 30IB led by 1Lt. Wilfredo F Quilang, Civil Military Operations Officer, provided the assistance in the repacking, transporting, and distributing of relief goods in partnership with the personnel from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and volunteer personnel from the provincial government of SDN.
The said activity was spearheaded by Mr Ramon M Gotinga, Assistant Provincial Administrator of SDN together with the Provincial Local Government Unit (LGU) personnel thru the leadership of the Provincial Governor, Hon. Francisco T. Matugas.
The house to house distribution of the 664 relief goods (RG) were distributed to the affected populace in the said barangay. 4,000 RGs were being repacked as volunteers still continuously repack in the Provincial Government Office. The provincial government will be extending its assistance to every affected municipalities in the whole province.
In a statement, Lt. Col. Jeffrey A Villarosa, Commanding Officer of 30IB said, “We appreciate the initiative of the LGU in SDN in reaching out to their constituents. The said distribution of relief goods is definitely a generous help to every household in the province during the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine.”
“In this time of crisis, let us work together, regardless of our professions, to serve our fellow Surigaonon. The 30IB is continuously doing its COVID-19 response by closely coordinating with our stakeholders and having our capabilities available so that the needs of the people are delivered as soon as possible,” Villarosa ended.
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