Milk for children pour into lockdown village in Tigaon, Camarines Sur

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By Joey Natividad

(UPDATED) Calling on Wednesday for good Samaritans to donate milk for children in locked-down Barangay May-Anao, Barangay Captain Sonny Casasis Bongat happily announced that boxes of milk for children arrived Saturday, May 23.

Barangay May-Anao, Tigaon, Camarines Sur is under total lockdown after Health authorities discovered a resident infected with Covid19.

The boxes of milk came from Congresswoman Marissa Andaya {1st District, Camarines Sur}, wife of former Congressman Rolando Andaya.

On Wednesday, May 20, Bongat aired his concern for donations of milk for children in the barangay which has 950 households, a sizeable percentage belonging to Tigaon’s urban poor.

The following day, Thursday, online news Bicol Today reported Bongat’s concern for more milk.

The village has been receiving donations of various foodstuff, mostly consisting of rice, canned goods, and noodles, but milk for children are few.

On his video report via Facebook, Bongat specified that milk for 0 to 2 years old children are urgent as lockdown families are suffering difficulties.

Appreciating the donated milk, Bongat said the children will get their share of milk, hoping that more milk donations will come.

Meanwhile, PAGCOR thru its Chief Operating Officer/President Atty. Alfredo Lim, gave sizeable volume of foodstuff to the village on Friday.

Ramon Ang of San Miguel Corporation gave hundreds of pieces of whole chicken for barangay residents.

Private donations also poured in, coming from Joel Brutas of Rose Computer; Dane Natalia Supermarket; Nora Prieto, Seloy Bautista, Jerick Cama and family, Allan Clariño, Cesar Lee, Adith Tam, Rey Clariño, Mean Plazo, Bongulto family, Charry Dancil Dacuba, Efren Plazo and family and others who remained anonymous.

Goa Mayor Marcel Pan gave 20 sacks of rice.

Lagonoy Mayor JB Pilapil, Presentacion Mayor Manghai Delena, Sagñay Mayor Jovi Fuentebella, and Poblacion Barangay Captain Tess Pilapil with 22 barangay captains also gave assistance.

The Local Government of Tigaon under Mayor Chiqui Fuentebella has been sending foodstuff, while Congressman Arnie Fuentebella also contributed rice and canned goods.

Board member Awel Llaguno with Seagull Gun Club also donated, and DSWD-MSWD gave the usual food relief assistance.

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