Programs cited in SONA ongoing in Bukidnon
MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, July 29 (PIA)—In his 5th State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA), Monday, July 27, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte highlighted the gains of government and laid out development plans, meanwhile, few of the programs were already ongoing in Bukidnon province.
The provincial government has implemented cash assistance program for the poor, a monthly activity at the capitol building. In fact, thousands of folks receive cash grants from the provincial social welfare office.
For their part, the four congressional representatives here have already launched their local version of the social amelioration services at the first sign of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) since March this year.
This includes truckloads of rice, canned goods, sugar, coffee, and noodles to the communities.
Meanwhile, Bukidnon 3rd District Congressman Manuel “Manoy” Zubiri has his own way of reaching out. In addition to the rice and other food items, he also issued sewing machines to women folk for them to make facemasks. These are issued free to all to protect themselves from COVID-19.
In his district, Zubiri has already distributed 270 units of sewing machines. More of these portable machines were earlier delivered to areas outside the third congressional district like Talakag and Libona towns, and Malaybalay City, which respectively belong to the first and second districts of Bukidnon. (RLRB/PIA Bukidnon)