1,500 Dinagatnons to receive gifts from PGMA's Pamaskong Handog
Manila (18 December) -- Dinagat Islands (December 18) -- About 1,500 Dinagatnons will receive a "Pamaskong Handog ni Presidente Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo" on Thursday, December 20, 2007.
Dep't of Social Welfare and Dev't Secretary Esperanza Cabral will lead the gift-giving at Brgy. Aurelio, San Jose, Province of Dinagat Islands.
Dinagat Islands Prov'l Social Welfare & Dev't Officer Virgie Salar in an interview with the Philippine Information Agency bared that from 1,500 beneficiaries an initial five hundred indigent families will receive pack of goods consisting of rice, sardines, noodles, sugar, and corned beef amounted to P250.00 per pack during the launching ceremony.
Aside from groceries, the newly established Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) office in the province have also prepared capability trainings dubbed as "Pamasko ni Gloria Matutulungan Ako" (PGMA) for 75 tricycle drivers and 25 "masahista" (masseurs) of the province.
Salar also added that final preparations for the activity are ongoing with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Regional Office and the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) as the overall coordinators with her office supporting the activity. (Fryan E. Abkilan, PIA-Surigao del Norte) [top]