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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Benguet Caretaker Congressman and Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party-list Rep. Eric Yap is closely working with provincial jail officers on how to assist persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) in the various jail facilities in the province.
Yap, who chairs the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, has continuously worked to extend support from concerned government agencies, the local government and even in his private capacity, to the members of the province’s vulnerable and marginalized sectors for them to be able to hurdle the present challenges posed by the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Benguet Caretaker Congressman said the mechanics have to be fine-tuned first on how the PDLs and their families can be helped for them to hurdle the prevailing challenges in life that they are currently experiencing aggravated by the current health crisis.
Earlier, Congressman Yap started providing assistance from concerned government agencies to the farmers which is now being currently rolled out in the different municipalities, to be followed by pocket miners, transport, among others.
He assured that the assistance to the people of Benguet will continue up to next year when government agencies shall have processed the release of funds for various programs to achieve his earlier objective that all of the households in the province shall get at least assistance from the government to help them cope up with the impact of the ongoing health crisis to their economic activities and sources of livelihood.
According to him, the all the assistance then, now and the future were made possible through his representation with the concerned government agencies as he want the people to get the help they could get for them from government to be able to recover from the heavy impact inflicted by the ongoing pandemic to their jobs, their economic activities and sources of livelihood.
He pointed out that this assistance he sourced from government agencies and the private sector is part of his commitment to render genuine public service to Benguet.
Fort the past several months, Yap had been going around the province to spearhead the distribution of financial assistance to the identified recipients of the various programs of government agencies to help mitigate the effects of the pandemic on families heavily impacted by the pandemic. By HENT