One hundred sixty families on Saturday, September 19, received cash assistance from the 5th District of Camarines Sur representative Jocelyn “Josal” Fortuno at the covered court pavilion of Lourdes Elementary School in this town.  

In a report, Fortuno said that each family-beneficiaries acknowledged the amount of P2,200.00 chargeable against the Covid-19 Aid to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) of the Department of Social Welfare Development (DSWD).

The AICS fund of DSWD through House Speaker Allan Peter Cayetano and Deputy House Speaker LRay Villafuerte was accessed to help Boinen families left-out by Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Program and Social Amelioration Program (SAP) cash grants, said Fortuno.

The cash subsidy is a big help to left-out families of Buhi as they are fighting the impact of the seven-month-long COVID-19 pandemic, Fortuno added.

Fortuno thanked the DSWD Region V, former Mayor Rey Lacoste, Councilor Ting Villadares, and former Councilor Salvacion Salamanque, who helped organized and facilitate the smooth distribution of cash grants to qualified beneficiaries.