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A TOTAL of 2,055 indigenous people also known as “Dumagats” received food packs donated by the religious group Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC).

The activity was organized by the Bulacan provincial government through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO).

The three-day distribution activity was under the province’s “Kumustahan at Talakayan sa Indigent Population sa Panahon ng Pandemya” program that started last Thursday at the towns of Doña Remedios Trinidad and Norzagaray, wherein 1,752 beneficiaries were assisted, and a total of 303 beneficiaries from the City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.

Recently, the INC donated 4,000 food packs containing packs of rice, canned goods and packs of instant coffee wherein more than half of them were distributed to the indigent population. 

Josephine De Mesa, chairwoman of Brgy. San Lorenzo, Norzagaray, expressed her gratitude since their barangay is always among the list of beneficiaries. 

Meanwhile, Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando likened the said religious group to an instrument of God because they have always been helpful and perform good deeds especially during this time of pandemic. 

May mga ginagamit ang Panginoon na mga tao na ibaba sa atin ang mga biyaya; sa pagkakataong ito ay ang mga kapatid natin sa Iglesia ni Cristo. Lahat po ay kinikilala natin sapagkat ang kailangan natin ngayon ay pagtutulungan, pagmamahalan at pagkakaisa,” the governor said. 

Aside from the distribution of relief goods, the provincial government is continuously conducting the “Tulong Pang-Edukasyon para sa Bulakenyo” to give aid to Bulakenyo scholars and the continuous vaccination program for the Bulakenyos to fight COVID-19 in the province. 

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