March 24, 2023

Benguet legislative caretaker Eric Go Yap of ACT-CIS party-list has brought essential goods closer to the residents, who are quarantined in their homes, through his rolling store project for free.

Dubbed “Mobile Tulong,” Yap said the rolling store is complements the earlier essential goods donated by the Benguet congressional district office through the local government units.

“The mobile tulong is a different approach of catering the needs of the people. Simply put, this is similar to mobile palengke but it is free. Hindi lang bigas at delata ang maibibigay natin, pati na rin vitamins, gamot, gatas, o kung ano pang sa tingin natin ay kailangan ng komunidad na pupuntahan natin. This will lessen their need to go out lalo sa panahon ngayon,” Yap said in a statement.

Yap said the activity would then evolve to other kinds of services to other places. After the Covid-19 pandemic, his office would bring social services, such as medical and educational assistance closer to the public.

The lawmaker also welcomes assistance and support in whatever form from other partners that would boost the capability of the project.

The solon earlier donated P1 million for Covid-19 crisis relief through the Benguet provincial government, P2.5 million worth of PPEs to Benguet General Hospital, and more than 500 sacks of rice equally distributed to the 13 towns of the province.

Aside from Benguet, he also regularly donates relief packs and other essential goods in different areas in country during the Covid-19 pandemic at no cost to the government.

Sisimulan na natin ito sa Benguet upang mas mapadali at mas maramdaman ng tao ang tulong na inilalapit natin. Sa mga nakalipas na linggo, tuloy-tuloy ang ating pagtulong pero hindi pa rin nawawala ‘yung mga tumatawag o nagpapadala ng message na may ibang pangangailangan,” he said.  – Ofelia C. Empian