Baguio media club helps colleagues hit by crisis
The Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club, Inc. (BCBC) has been at the forefront of helping members badly hit by the coronavirus disease-2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
The BCBC expressed gratitude to donors and supporters in the community who gave cash and in kind donation which enabled the club to extend aid to its members.
Cash sponsorships totaling P239,000 are distributed as a first wave of cash aid and used to enroll members to the Philippine Red Cross.
The BCBC has around 300 members.
Those who donated cash are Benguet caretaker Eric Go Yap of ACT-CIS; Smart Communications; Mountain Province Rep. Maximo Dalog, Jr.; Baguio Water District; Department of Agriculture; ACT-CIS party list nominee Nina Taturan; and Baguio Entrepreneurs Credit Cooperative.
Those who gave donations in-kind, which comprised of food packs and care kits distributed to members since the start of the enhanced community quarantine, are Baguio Rep. Mark Go; Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong; City Administrator Bonifacio dela Peña; Peter and Jeff Ng of Hotel Supreme and the Filipino-Chinese Association; Asec. Marie Rafael Banaag of the Presidential Communications Operations Office; Agot Balanoy of the League of Associations in La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post, Inc.; BARP Foundation; Baguio Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan; Baguio City Health Office; Baguio City Hall Public Information Office; Bayanihan Cordillera; Dean Cuanso of WatWat World; Benguet Electric Cooperative; Erickson Philipe; Peter Go of the Lions Club International; Philippine Information Agency-Cordillera; former mayor Mauricio Domogan; Ryan Mangusan; Narda’s Weaving, and John Haight.
The BCBC has been distributing food packs to members and non-members comprised to rice and vegetables, dividing whatever contributions received to the general membership in a bid to augment personal needs of each member in the wake of the pandemic.
The BCBC is the longest running media organization in Baguio City and the Cordillera, bringing together members of the media to improve the profession and help in nation building through responsible journalism.
Since its inception over 60 years ago, the BCBC has been a partner of the city and the region in delivering news and information. – Press release