With the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the town of Tinambac, Camarines Sur, a private group provided aid to Covid 19 affected households.
The group Bangon Tinambac Sulong Tinambac team launched a private initiative to provide humanitarian aid to affected families, a report says.
“Our group decided to help in easing the situation for locked-down households here in Tinambac,” said re-electionist Tinambac Municipal Councilor Oming Velarde.
“We would also like to thank the government agencies that provided us with information and the people of Tinambac who gave feedback about their situation,” said Councilor-aspirant Marion Abiog.
“We also ensured that during the distribution, the humanitarian initiative complied with the basic health protocols,” Abiog said.
“Our relief packs include 18 kilos of rice, grocery items, and multivitamins. We were successful in distributing to more than a dozen households that are currently in lockdown or have family members in quarantine facilities,” Àbiog said.
“Covid-19 is still here!” added Oming Velarde. “And the best way we can protect our community is by complying with the basic health protocols – wear a facemask, always wash or sanitize hands, maintain social distancing, and of course having yourself vaccinated against Covid-19.”
As of January 14, 2022, the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur reported 122 new Covid-19 cases, while the running tally for Tinambac since January 10, 2022 is already at 18 active cases.