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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The Mobile Tulong program of Benguet Caretaker Congressman and Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party-list Rep. Eric Go Yap continues to distribute relief assistance to the remote villages of the province for identified beneficiaries heavily impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and those who have difficulty in accessing basic goods and services.
Last Tuesday, volunteers of the program and members of the United Benguet immediately went to Paco, Mankayan to distribute some 300 relief packs to the residents who were affected by the implementation of the hard lockdown in the said barangay following the surge in the number of cases in the Lepanto mine camp.
Yap’s Mobile Tulong, in partnership with the members of the United Benguet team and the Baguio-Benguet 4×4 Club, went to the remote village of Lubo, Kibungan and distributed some 452 relief packs to beneficiaries.
Subsequently, a separate Mobile Tulong contingent ably assisted by the members of the United Benguet went to Sinacbat, Bakun during the weekend to distribute some 250 relief packs to the recipients who were heavily impacted by the implementation of stringent border controls in the different municipalities leading to the urban areas.
Further, some 190 beneficiaries in Barangay Dalipey, Bakun were also given the same relief assistance in addition to the earlier number of recipients aided by the Mobile Tulong program.
Yap urged those who are in need of assistance to survive the effects of the pandemic on their productive activities and sources of livelihood to get in touch with his office for the immediate scheduling of the distribution of relief assistance.
However, he called on the prospective recipients of such relief assistance to make do with what will be available as there are many residents from the different sitios and barangays who had already submitted their requests for distribution of relief packs to the heavily impacted individuals in their places.
He assured the residents of the province that he will strive to extend assistance to the heavily impacted individuals for them to be able to recover from the serious negative effects of the pandemic, especially to their employment, economic activities and sources of livelihood.
Congressman Yap claimed he wants that development and the delivery of basic services should trickle down to the grassroots level for people to feel the presence of government in meeting their needs during difficult times since it is part of the efforts of government to provide genuine public service to the Filipino people no matter what is their status in life.