Some 43 children diagnosed with cancer have received financial assistance from the provincial government on Friday, December 9.
Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda and Vice Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda distributed the assistance to the parents and guardians of the children in a simple ceremony held at the Bren Z. Guiao, Convention Center.
Each cancer patient received P10,000 worth of checks.
Gov. Delta pledged an additional monthly assistance of P5,000 to support medication and ease the families’ burdens.
“Commitment mi kekayu additional P5,000 monthly na assistance para kareng pangangailangan da reng anak. Try mi ri Nanay kung makananu kaming makasaup kareng maintenance medicines da,” he stated.
Beneficiaries expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the assistance given by the provincial government.
“Dahil po kay Governor Delta, unti-unti na pong gumagaling ang anak ko sa sakit na cancer,” said Alfred Brosas, father of a cancer beneficiary.
The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) confirmed the additional assistance will be disbursed quarterly which would commence next year.