On March 17, 2021, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) delivered relief packs to 44 families in Sampaloc, Manila whose homes were razed in a recent fire. Residents of adjacent Barangays 574 and 576 fell victims to a fire that destroyed their homes and much of their belongings last March 13, 2021. It is fortunate that aside from there having no human casualties, the displaced families can turn to PCSO for help. Together with the PCSO were other government agencies namely, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Office of the Special Assistant to the President (OSAP) and the National Housing Authority (NHA). The PCSO provided relief packs to the evacuees who were still in good spirits despite losing their material belongings. Kagawad Fhiel Villafranca, one of the beneficiaries, expressed his gratefulness for the relief. “Maraming salamat ho sa inyo dahil kahit paano hindi na po namin kailangan bumili pa sa tindahan ng mga pangangailangan. Saka ako ho ay natulungan din ng PCSO nung inoperahan po ako sa puso, kaya maraming salamat po talaga.”
In photo: Team Leader Ms. Louise Serojales (left) from the Office of GM Royina Garma handing a relief pack to an evacuee while Erik Imson of the Corporate Planning Department distributing relief bags.
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) represented by Ms. Roselle S. Dela Umbria of the Corporate Planning Department delivered a total of 27 relief packs to the fire victims in two (2) areas in Metro Manila on March 15, 2021.
The first venue was in Barangay Dioquino Zobel, Quezon City wherein two families who were victims of fire that happened on March 5, 2021 received the relief packs from PCSO. Barangay Chairman Judy Concepcion expressed gratitude for the said relief, “Maraming salamat po sa PCSO, malaking tulong po ito sa mga kabarangay namin na nasunugan. Mabuhay po kayo.”
From Quezon City Ms. Dela Umbria proceeded to Tondo, Manila to distribute relief packs to the 35 families in Barangay 155, Zone 14, District 2, Tondo, Manila whose homes were razed in a recent fire on March 11, 2021. One of the beneficiaries, Joseph Lada thanked PCSO for the relief goods, “Sobrang salamat po sa inyong ipinaabot na tulong, malaking bagay napo ito sa aming pang-araw-araw na pangangailangan at sa mga kabarangay naming biktima ng sunog. Huwag po sana kayong magsasawang tumulong sa ating mga kababayang dumadaan sa ganitong sakuna.”
Together with PCSO in the said relief operations were other government agencies namely, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Office of the Special Assistant to the President (OSAP) and the National Housing Authority (NHA).
Photo shows Ms. Dela Umbria (right) and Barangay Chairman Judy Concepcion