The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), represented by Board Director Sandra M. Cam, extended help to 2,265 earthquake victims in Masbate province last Aug. 24.
The 2,265 relief packs were distributed to the four municipalities of the province that were badly hit by the Aug. 18 earthquake. The beneficiaries were the municipalities of Palanas (600 households), Cataingan (665 households), Esperanza (400 households), and Pio V. Corpuz (600 households).
Dir. Cam, in coordination with concurrent Masbate Branch Manager Nelly Loyola, visited the said municipalities with a truck loaded with relief packs consisting of 10 kilos of rice, sardines, instant noodles, corned beef, meatloaf, biscuits and instant coffee. Dir Cam was assisted by the PCSO Masbate Branch Office personnel and some LGU personnel who volunteered in the distribution.
Grateful for PCSO assistance, one of the recipients said, “Nagpapasalamat po kami na dumating ang PCSO upang magbigay ng tulong sa amin, pandagdag para sa pangangailangn namin sa araw araw lalo’t hindi pa po kami nakakapghanapbuhay. Nawa’y paglawigin pa ang inyong pagtulong sa nangangailangan at sa mga katulad namin na dinaanan ng lindol. Sana po mas marami pa kayong taong matulungan.”
PCSO is also preparing a Calamity Assistance to the municipalities affected by the earthquake.— (Justin Santos/ Photos by PCSO Masbate Branch)