RDC Co-Chairperson Engr. Ladislao Andal (leftmost), RDC Secretary and Asst. Regional Director Gina Gacusan (second from left), and Social Welfare Officer Christina Tatoy (rightmost) of DSWD Region IV-A, handed over the solar lamp to a beneficiary in Barangay Umiray, General Nakar, Quezon during the turnover ceremony at the Barangay’s multi-purpose covered court on February 9, 2021. Photo by: NEDA Region IV-A

The CALABARZON Regional Development Council (RDC) donated 425 units of solar lamps, 2,280 pieces of food packs, and 1,140 hygiene and family kits to the families in Barangay Umiray, General Nakar, Quezon who were severely affected by Typhoons Quinta, Rolly and Ulysses.

The purchase of solar lamps was made possible with the cash donations by RDC members, private individuals and civic organizations while the food packs, hygiene kits, and family kits were provided by DSWD Region IV-A.

RDC Co-Chairperson Ladislao Andal, Assistant Regional Director Gina Gacusan of NEDA Region IV-A, and Ms. Christine Tatoy of DSWD Region IV-A turned over the goods to Barangay Captain Aquilino R. Junio and Mayor Eliseo R. Ruzol, Sr.

The Provincial Government of Quezon joined the RDC Outreach with their “Serbisyong Suarez” and provided financial assistance to the affected families. The provincial delegation was headed by Cong. Aleta Suarez and Board Member Alona Obispo.  Those with totally damaged houses were given PHP5,000.00 cash, while PHP2,000.00 was given to those with partially-damaged houses.

Benjamin Jose G. Bautista, NEDA Region IV-A | February 16, 2021