The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office - PCSO on Saturday distributed relief kits to flood victims residing close to Laguna lake in Angono, Rizal.
As opposed to other relief agencies that gave out food packs, the Philippine PCSO handed health-related kits to flood victims staying in their submerged homes or in evacuation centers.
“The [medical] kit has pediatric suspension, anti-diarrhea, paracetamol and also other pain-relievers,” PCSO Chairman Margarita Juico told The Manila Instances.
Juico explained that beneath the agency’s mandate of giving health-related solutions and wellness applications, they've decided to offer health-related and wellness relief to victims of your monsoon rains.
“It was hatched when we heard other ordinary people today from far flung areas asking for enable or telling the public by way of Television and radio that nobody is helping them,” she mentioned.
The PCSO tied up with DZMM Radio station TLC (Teaching Mastering and Caring) project.
“They had been the ones who would confirm when the get in touch with for enable is seriously necessary,” Juico mentioned.
She added that additionally they coordinated with barangay officials and tapped churches or colleges to become the venue of distribution.
A group of medical doctors held a health-related mission in the San Clemente Church in Barangay San Pedro in Angono’s town right exactly where about 400 flood victims lined up for check-up.
The PCSO group later visited evacuees in the Angono Municipal Gymnasium plus the Dona Aurora Poblacion exactly where the kits had been distributed.
They then proceeded to 3 barangays that are nevertheless flooded-San Vicente, Kalayaan and Bagong Bayan-which are much less than a kilometer away from “wawa or lawa,” the townfolks’ term for Laguna Lake, which overflowed and flooded their communities soon after days of nonstop monsoon rains.
Many of the flood victims swam, other individuals waited in their bancas or waded in knee-deep floods to become capable to have the health-related kits.
The PCSO pledged to shoulder the health-related expenditures of flood victims confined in government hospitals.
Juico mentioned that people today from all walks of life helped them pack the relief kitsat the PCSO Lung Center satellite workplace in Quezon City.
“Even policemen who had been with us through the packing had been once again observed devoid of their uniform through the distribution. And when we asked who they had been, we had been told that they may be precisely the same policemen who helped us through the packing and also if it can be their day-off, they may be nevertheless with us to assist,” she mentioned.
She added that soldiers, students and members of non-government organizations volunteered to assist inside the packing.
“It’s like through People today Energy. Parang lahat naghahanap ng paraan para makatulong. At ang maganda dun nagugulat na lang kami na may well sistema agad na nabubuo para gumaan ang trabaho. Absolutely everyone was in search of a technique to be capable to enable. And what exactly is surprising is the fact that a technique is promptly place as much as make the workload uncomplicated. Absolutely everyone is just as well satisfied to become there. Parang you present an outlet for everyone who wanted to assist. And it is like food for the soul. A feel-good point,” Juico explained.
The Angono relief project would be the third-operation the agency carried out for the week.
So far, Juico mentioned that more than a thousand health-related kits happen to be packed plus the agency has spent about P5-million for the project.
She mentioned that the agency also gave out blankets and rice to flood victims.
“This is once again in line together with the PCSO mandate that involve charity operate. We also give funds to everyone or organizations that are into charitable project that could advantage people today,” the PCSO
She mentioned that the agency is placing up a wellness center in Bicol province at the same time as a fishing village for fishermen inside the area at a one-hectare house in Camarines spot.
“This will be our pilot project to compliment the housing project. We present or obtain the farmers dairy develop and present some livelihood for them,” Juico mentioned.
“Ito ang aming paraan upang ibalik sa taong bayan ang kanilang pag tangkilik sa PCSO sa pamamagitan ng pagsali sa aming mga Lotto, Immediate Sweepstakes and so forth. na siyang nagbibigay ng tulong sa taong bayan,” Ferdie Rojas, PCSO common manager, mentioned.