Three hundred barangay volunteers and ambulant vendors in the province of Cavite received assistance from Senator Alan Peter Cayetano and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Thursday.
The senator’s Bayanihan Caravan team distributed aid to the barangay volunteers of Cavite City and Dasmariñas City under the DSWD’s Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) program.
Present during the disbursement of the aid in Cavite City were Vice Mayor Raleigh Rusit and Councilor Angel Sarmiento.
“Maraming maraming salamat po sa tulong niyo sa Cavite City,” Rusit said, addressing Cayetano.
In Dasmariñas City, the distribution of assistance to ambulant vendors was conducted with the help of Barangay Santo Cristo Kagawad Allan Estrada in Bacoor City.
Among the beneficiaries was 44-year-old Mely Gonowon, who expressed gratitude to the senator for his “readiness to help the needy.”
“Y’ung nakuha ko pong pera ay gagamitin ko pong pampuhunan sa aking maliit na tindahan,” she said.
Cayetano’s Bayanihan Caravan complements his legislative mission to empower poor Filipinos and vulnerable sectors across the country through collaboration with various government agencies and local government units.