AGONCILLO, Batangas – Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda handed over on Wednesday thousands of food and non-food items given by the Pinedas for the benefit of the townsfolk distressed by the continuous activity of the Taal Volcano.
The items were donated through the initiative of Mr. Rodolfo “Tatay Bong” Pineda, famous businessman and father of Governor Delta.
Agoncillo Mayor Daniel Reyes expressed his thanks to all local government units (LGUs) and private individuals who reached out to help their province, especially their municipality.
“Nagpapasalamat po kami sa lahat ng local government units, cities, and provinces, lalo na sa lalawigan ng Pampanga, kay Governor Delta at kanyang pamilya, at sa lahat ng tao niya na tumutulong sa aming naapektuhan ng bulkan,” he said.
Reyes also advised the people under his jurisdiction to be less worried.
“Never lose your faith, this is just a challenge that we can surpass if we will all stand together,” the mayor told his constituents.
In total, the goods that are set to be equally distributed to all barangays in the municipality include 4,000 pieces of face mask; 2,200 food packs containing 5 kilos of rice, 5 cans of corned beef, 5 cans of sardines; 4,400 packs of dry goods such as 1 mat, 2 towels, 6 undies, 2 shirts, 1 blanket, 2 pairs of slippers; 2,200 water containers; and 200 sacks of donated clothes.
Agoncillo, one of the two towns in Batangas situated within the 7-kilometer radius hazard zone. It was placed under a total lockdown together with the town of Laurel.