Office of the Vice President
30 May 2017
As schools prepare for a new school year, Vice President Leni Robredo through her Angat Buhay program, turned over 500 school kits to the municipality of Culion, Palawan last May 25, 2017. The school kits will provide for all the elementary students from Barangay Binudac and Barangay Malaking Patag.
The school kits were turned over to Culion Mayor Virginia De Vera, along with the Head Teachers of recipient schools of Binudac Elementary School, Butnongan Elementary School, Berg Primary School, and Malaking Patag Elementary School.
The elementary school students will receive notebooks, pencils, crayons, and other materials in their school kit.
The Office of the Vice President (OVP) also turned over 16 boxes of medicines. These medicines were requested by the Culion local government as part of the need to treat and manage the top 10 leading causes out-patient consultations, such as acute upper respiratory disease, urinary tract infection and hypertensive vascular disease among other diseases. Dr. Princess Czaronne Odita, Municipal Health Officer of Culion, received the medicines from the OVP.
Moreover, the Negrense Volunteers for Change Foundation, Inc (NVC) in partnership with the OVP, assisted fisherfolk in coastal communities in Loreto, Dinagat Islands Monday (May 29). They turned over 25 motorized fiberglass boats to indigent fishermen from the islands.
Having their own boats will definitely increase their income as these families do not own boats and simply rent out.
The turn over was held in the Port of Loreto, and was attended by the OVP Spokesperson Georgina Hernandez-Yang, Loreto Mayor Nena Ladaga-Quijano, and Congresswoman Kaka Bag-ao’s Chief of Staff Josel Gonzales.
The NVC and the OVP have partnered before, under the Angat Buhay program, to provide motorized fiberglass boats for fisherfolk in Bulan, Sorsogon. This program reaches out to poor communities in the country, and partners with other organizations to help in priority advocacies, including rural development and livelihood.
While the turnovers were ongoing, the OVP has also been conducting relief operations to aid those affected by the Marawi Crisis. As of Tuesday afternoon (May 30), 6,042 food packs were released for the affected communities temporarily based in Iligan City.