About 300 residents of Cauayan, Negros Occidental, who fell victim to floods brought about by recent non-stop rain received assistance from Padayona Inday Sara members.
On September 30, members of the Padayona Inday Sara movement went to barangays Man-uling and Poblacion in Cauayan to provide relief goods and monetary aid to the victims, a press release said.
The assistance was given in an effort to alleviate some of the residents’ concerns and ensure that they had ample food and water while they were pre-occupied with cleaning their muddied homes and washing their soiled clothes, it added.
Barangay Poblacion Kagawad Leo Mamigo expressed his gratitude to the Padayona group for again heeding the call of its affected residents. They were also in Cauayan a few weeks earlier to participate in a medical mission.
“We are very thankful to the Alliance and Broadcasting Committee for again coming to our aid, particularly the flood victims,” Mamigo said.
Barangay Health Worker Gina Dehillo likewise expressed her appreciation for the group’s quick response.
“We are grateful to the Alliance and Broadcasting Committee for coming to our barangay and helping out the people here. This sort of assistance is very welcome and appreciated,” Dehillo said.
Alliance and Broadcasting Committee co-convenors PCol William C. Señoron and Prince Almer Buño said Padayona Inday Sara focuses on engaging the various sectoral groups through socio-civic endeavors aimed at improving the way of life of every citizen of Negros Occidental, which they only see happening if Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is able to pick up where President Rodrigo Duterte will leave off when he finishes his term next year.
Mayor Duterte filed her certificate of candidacy for re-election as Davao’s chief executive on October 2, but many are still hoping that she withdraws from the mayoral race and instead declares her candidacy for president before the filing deadline on October 8, the press release said.*