Celso gives Xmas gifts to 600 indigent families PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 December 2012 14:06

Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday distributed food packs to more than 600 indigent families from the different barangays in the city, a Christmas tradition he started since assuming office in 2004.

The distribution of Christmas packs was done at the City Social Welfare and Development Office compound at Pettit Barracks where indigent families, mostly elderly mothers tagging along their children, started to converge as early as 8 a.m.

Each family received three kilos rice, sardines and noodles.

A laundry woman thanked Lobregat for the food gift, saying it would take her one week to work to be able to buy three kilos of rice, sardines and noodles. She said she also received the mayor’s generosity last Christmas.

An amputee also expressed elation upon receiving the mayor’s gift. “This can feed my family of five three square meals for two days. Thank you gayod mayor,” he said.

Lobregat was assisted by Councilors Myra Paz Abubakar, Rudy Lim and Eddie Saavedra together with former City Social Welfare and Development officer Francisco
Barredo, FBARKAZA President Art Onrubia, Zone 3 Barangay Chairman Tito Espiritusanto, CSWDO officer-in-charge Evelyn Las Marias and her staff.

The chief executive will continue his gift-giving tradition today, this time he will make the rounds of all orphanage centers in the city.

Tomorrow, Saturday, Lobregat will again distribute packed food items to about 5,000 indigent families at his residence at Nunez St. — Vic Larato