THE ACT-CIS party-list, through its Representative Eric Go Yap, has joined the government in providing assistance to the Filipinos affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Yap said the ACT-CIS also wants to center on addressing the needs of frontliners and the members of the vulnerable sector.
Utilizing their personal funds, the party-list has provided personal protective equipment and other medical gear to various hospitals and to many frontliners; financial assistance to those who are part of the informal economy, relief goods to families most affected by the community quarantine, among others.
Yap also said the party-list has already extended aid to beneficiaries in the NCR, Tarlac, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Mindoro, Davao, Bicol, Cagayan, and Isabela.
“Public Service – ito ang foundation ng ACT-CIS Partylist. May krisis man o wala, patuloy tayo sa ating serbisyo. Lalo ngayon na mas maraming hirap na ating kababayan, ating pinapalawak pa ang abot ng mabibigyan natin ng tulong. Goal natin na mas marami pa tayong matulungan na kababayan sa iba’t-ibang parte ng bansa,” Yap said.
"Ngayon tayo mas kailangan ng ating mga kababayan, hindi man natin kaya tulungan lahat ng tao, gagawin natin ang lahat ng ating makakaya para mapalawig ito. Hindi lang isa o dalawa o anim na buwang sahod ang ating nilalaan dito. Buhay na ng tao nakasasalay kaya wala ng halagang dapat pag-usapan dito," he added.
And also as Legislative Caretaker of Benguet, Yap took the initiative to ensure that the people of Benguet are provided with necessary aid.
Just last week, the solon donated P2.5 million worth of PPE and other essential needs to the health workers in Benguet General Hospital (BeGH).
Yap also donated 500 sacks (50 kgs. each) of rice as initial relief to be distributed to the 13 municipalities of the province earlier this week.
“That’s only initial relief. Target natin na makapagbigay ng 500 sacks of rice every other week para siguraduhin na walang taga-Benguet na magugutom. Nakikipag-ugnayan pa tayo sa iba’t-ibang stakeholders kung paano pa tayo makakatulong sa ating mga kababayan sa Benguet,” Yap said.
And to help reduce the impact of the crisis on the farmers, the solon also bought the vegetable produce of Benguet farmers, to be distributed as relief to families in need.