The Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc., (CFBCI) in coordination with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) donated sacks of rice and plant seedlings to the Municipality of Pateros to aid residents in their livelihood as the general community quarantine continues in Metro Manila.
MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim and officials of CFBCI turned over to Pateros Mayor Ike Ponce 400 sacks of rice, and tomato, eggplant, sweet potato, and kangkong seedlings during a ceremonial turnover held at the Pateros Municipal Hall.
“The donation is part of our group’s food sustainability project for those affected by the health crisis.”
CFBCI Vice President Gerald Chan said that the donation is part of their group’s food sustainability project for those affected by the health crisis.
Lim, who is tasked to oversee the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response and provide support to Pateros, also expressed commitment that the aid for the lone municipality in the Metro will continue.
“Many are willing to lend a helping hand to Pateros. With that, I am certain that assistance and support of any form will continue as our fight against COVID-19 continues,” the MMDA chief said.
The traffic head also expressed gratefulness to CFBCI for its support.
“We want to give livelihood that will carry on even post-pandemic.”
“We want to give livelihood that will carry on even post-pandemic,” he added.
Ponce also conveyed his gratitude to the group through Lim and encouraged his constituents to enrich the donations.
The MMDA has been extending help to other cities in Metro Manila through its “Oplan Kalinga.”