Sen. Revilla, Gov. Delta join forces to aid 3,334 NCW

City of San Fernando, Pampanga — A total of 3,334 Nanay Community Workers (NCW) from Districts 1 and 2, and Apalit received cash and food assistance from the Provincial Government of Pampanga, headed by Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda, at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center on Thursday, May 16.

Through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), each NCW received ₱2,000 cash and a food pack. Aside from this, Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr., through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), funded the provision of the additional financial aid to the NCW who received another ₱2,000 each under the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) Program.

The senator, who could not attend the event due to a medical injury, sent his wife, Cavite Rep. Lanie Mercado-Revilla to represent him. He also sent a message to the NCW through a video call.

“Hindi man po ako nakarating ngayon, ang puso ko nama’y palaging nandiyan. Anuman po ang maitutulong ko, bukas po palagi ang pintuan ko para sa mga Kapampangan,” he said.

Gov. Delta, for his part, thanked Sen. Revilla and his wife for their continuous support to the province.

“Isa po si Sen. Revilla sa mga katuwang natin sa pagtulong sa mga mahihirap. Kabilang po siya sa mga nag-aabot ng tulong para malibre po ang mga Kapampangan sa kanilang medical operations, kaya malaki po ang pasasalamat natin sa kanila,” he said.

The governor also acknowledged the contributions of the NCW, particularly in their efforts in helping communities seek medical assistance from the provincial government.

“Nagpapasalamat po kami ni Vice Gov. Nanay, lalo na sa pagtulong ninyo sa pagdadala ng mga pasyente sa Kapitolyo. Asahan po ninyo, ando’n man kami o wala, tiyak na may makukuhang tulong ang lahat ng lalapit sa Kapitolyo,” Gov. Delta said.

Also present during the event were former president, now Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Mikey Arroyo, Board Members Jun Canlas, Sajid Khan Eusoof, and Claire Lim.

The activity coincided with the “Briefing on the Roles of Women and Nanay Community Workers in Environmental Protection,” spearheaded by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) headed by Angelina Blanco.

ASSISTANCE. Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda and Cavite Rep. Lanie Mercado-Revilla distribute assistance to 3,334 Nanay Community Workers (NCW) in ceremonies held at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center on Thursday, May 16. (Photos by Matt De Lara / Pampanga PIO)