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From US, with love! Alitagtag Mayor Edilberto Ponggos thanks San Diego club for humanitarian mission in his town

Dec 28, 2019 @ 14:46

Alitagtag Mayor Edilberto Ponggos considers his town lucky that people from outside the country took the effort to lend it a helping hand.

Ponggos, in a Facebook post, thanked the San Diego Pathfinders Lions Club from California for choosing Alitagtag for its humanitarian mission.

The US-based group hosted a gift-giving event and a feeding program for 1,600 beneficiaries consisting of indigents, persons with disabilities, and senior citizens.

The mayor said his constituents were so happy about the event, and it was evident from their smiles.

The San Diego Pathfinders Lions Club has been conducting this kind of project since 2016, so he decided to issue an executive order declaring December 19 as Friendship Day between Alitagag and the San Diego Pathfinders Lions Club.

Hopefully, this relationship will be for keeps!

“Tunay nga pong napakapalad ng Bayan ng Alitagtag sapagkat hindi lamang mga organisasyon dito sa bansa ang nagnanais na makatulong sa ating mga mamamayan kundi maging yaong mga mula pa sa ibang bansa. Neto lamang ika-19 ng Disyembre 2019, sa tulong ng mag-asawa nina Konsehal Jerome at Kathleen Garcia, matagumpay na naisagawa ng San Diego Pathfinders Lions Club mula sa California, USA ang kanilang Humanitarian Mission dito sa ating bayan. Nagkaroon ng gift-giving at feeding program para sa 1600 beneficiaries na pawang nagmula sa indigent sector, PWDs at mga Senior Citizens. Hindi maikakaila na masasayang ngiti ang makikita sa mukha ng ating mga kababayan na naging bahagi ng napakagandang programang ito. Taong 2016 nagsimulang magkaroon ng Humanitarian Mission ang Lions Club dito sa atin kung saan mayroong 400 na benepisyaryo. Noong 2018 naman, 1000 kababayan natin ang kanilang natulungan.

Noong araw ding iyon, sa bisa ng Executive Order No. 12 s. 2019 na aking nilagdaan, idineklara na tuwing December 19 ipagdiriwang na natin ang Friendship Day sa pagitan ng Bayan ng Alitagtag at San Diego Pathfinders Lions Club.

Sa San Diego Pathfinders Lions Club, lubos po ang aming pasasalamat sa patuloy ninyong pagtulong sa aming mga kababayan. Hindi po matatawaran ang kabutihan ng inyong kalooban sa aming bayan. Maraming maraming salamat din po sa lahat ng mga volunteers na naging katuwang namin para sa matagumpay na gawaing ito.

To God be the Highest Glory,” Ponggos posted.

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