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ATAYDE, VOLUNTEERS EXTEND AID IN QC’S 1ST DISTRICT

“With the ongoing pandemic, there are a lot of problems in the first district of Quezon City (QCD1), but there are also a lot of people who want to help out, and it is this bayanihan spirit that will help the district recover faster in the months to come.”

This according to QC District 1 congressional candidate Arjo Atayde, who on Tuesday shared that in under a week, over a 1,000 volunteers from seven barangays have joined the Cong Arjo Tayo! (CAT) Movement and committed to be a part of Community Action Teams that will monitor concerns on the ground and help identify what kind of help is needed by QCD1 residents.

“Sa pag-ikot natin at pakikipag-usap natin sa mga taga QCD1, talagang nakita natin na marami talagang nawalan ng trabaho at nabawasan ng kita; kailangan talaga ng tulong at bigyan pinsan ang nagkakaibang problema sa bawat sinasakupang barangay,” lamented Atayde.

The CAT Movement held launch activities in seven barangays over a five-day period. In the said activities, close to one thousand volunteers or barangay community organizers signed up from Brgy. Bagong Pagasa, Brgy. Bahay Toro, Brgy. Balingasa, Brgy. Manresa, Brgy. San Antonio, Brgy. San Jose, and Brgy. Talayan.

“We want to be able to help everyone, but of course we can’t be everywhere at the same time; so these volunteers will really help us spread aid so we can possibly extend assistance efficiently to everyone in the first district.”

According to Atayde, the CAT Movement held launch activities in seven barangays over a five-day period. In the said activities, close to one thousand volunteers or barangay community organizers signed up from the following barangays: Brgy. Bagong Pagasa, Brgy. Bahay Toro, Brgy. Balingasa, Brgy. Manresa, Brgy. San Antonio, Brgy. San Jose, and Brgy. Talayan.

The respected actor explained that “these barangay community organizers will be our eyes and ears on the ground. When needed, they’ll be our hands, too, as we try to reach out to those in need.”

Atayde revealed that he has been touching base with barangay officials in QCD1 in order to better understand the needs of families in the area and to prepare a legislative and community development agenda that will be appropriate for the district.

“That’s why I believe the first job of a representative is to get to know the district and to study the issues that are important to its residents, so that the projects and programs are properly tailored to the families we serve.”

“One thing I’ve learned is that government resources are not unlimited, and if we want our people to benefit the most we have to learn how to maximize what we have,” said Atayde.

“That’s why I believe the first job of a representative is to get to know the district and to study the issues that are important to its residents, so that the projects and programs are properly tailored to the families we serve.”

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