"Brighter" holiday for Ilokano families as Gov Marcos Manotoc leads "NariMATT a Paskua" Christmas caravan

Dec 13, 2019 ...

Aiming to bring a brighter celebration to Ilokano families this Yuletide season, Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc led the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte Christmas caravan team for a province-wide gift-giving.

The 4-day caravan which started last December 10 headed first to the northernmost part of the Municipality of Pagudpud. 60 families who were affected by recent severe flooding and landslide received relief packs, grocery items, and medicines. Also included in the first leg were the Municipalities of Bangui, Burgos, Pasuquin, and Bacarra.

Meanwhile, the second day of the caravan went to the towns of Nueva Era, Banna, Marcos, Solsona, Dingras, and Sarrat; Pinili, Currimao, Paoay, San Nicolas, and Batac City on the third day; and concluding it in Laoag City, earlier today.

Among the recipients of medicines, school supplies, snacks, Noche Buena packs, grocery packs were Millennium Development Goal family-beneficiaries, school children, and Barangay Health Workers. Moreover, senior citizens were also given birthday cakes.

"There is no better time than Christmas for friends and families to come together. May the true meaning of the season fill our hearts and may we appreciate loved ones and share our blessings with them," Governor Marcos Manotoc remarked.

He also thanked PGIN's frontline departments for making the caravan possible: Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, Sustainable Development Center, Provincial Health Office, Provincial Veterinary Office, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, Communications and Media Office, Provincial Engineering Office, Provincial Education Office, and Office of the Barangay Affairs.

"Sana po ay makatulong sa inyo ito nang kaunti sa inyo at kumbaga, pampadulas ng Pasko," Governor Marcos Manotoc quipped.

"Mula sa Provincial Government, kay dating Senator Bongbong [Marcos], at Senator Imee Marcos, merry Christmas, naragsak a Paskua," he ended.

by Edison Justin Deus



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