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PBBM: “No one will be left behind in Bagong Pilipinas”


President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. vowed on Thursday that no one will be left behind under the “Bagong Pilipinas” amid the various challenges brought about by the El Niño phenomenon in the country.

In his speech during the distribution of aid to El Niño-hit farmers and fisherfolk in Iligan City, President Marcos said the government will ensure to visit all parts of Mindanao and the whole country to ensure that aid will reach all including those in far-flung areas.

“Sa mga minamahal kong Pilipino, asahan po ninyo ang patuloy naming pag-iikot sa Mindanao at sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng bansa upang masiguro na maihahatid namin ang tulong at serbisyo sa taong-bayan. Narito po ang inyong pamahalaan sa lahat ng oras,” President Marcos said.

“Sa panahon ng tagtuyot at [paparating na] tag-ulan, handa kaming umagapay sa inyong lahat. Sa ilalim ng Bagong Pilipinas, walang manlalamang at walang malalamangan, walang mang-iiwan at walang maiiwanan. Lahat po tayo ay sabay-sabay na hahakbang tungo sa mas maunlad na kinabukasan,” he added.

“Tiyakin po natin na ang bawat Pilipino ay mabigyan ng pagkakataong umasenso at gumaan ang buhay ng kanyang sarili, at pamilya,” he further stated.

President Marcos distributed a total of PhP168.82 million in financial assistance and extended various government assistance to fisherfolk and farmers in Northern Mindanao on Thursday as part of the government’s efforts to alleviate the effects of the El Niño.

Of the figure, PhP50 million each was distributed to the local governments of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental; PhP24.36 million to Misamis Occidental; PhP13.92 million to Lanao del Norte; PhP10.54 to Iligan City and PhP10 million each to Cagayan de Oro City and Camiguin.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) also provided PhP10,000 in financial assistance to 9,588 beneficiaries in Iligan City and 10,000 target beneficiaries in Cagayan de Oro City through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations Program.

Regional offices of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Health (DOH) also distributed assistance to the residents during the Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair.

Speaker Martin Romualdez also provided five kilograms of rice to each of the affected in Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City. PND