By Lanie Pitao-Tupaz
NAVAL, Biliran – Governor Gerardo J. Espina, Jr. of the provincial government of Biliran personally takes assistance package to all households in an effort to lessen the burden experienced daily by poor families in the island province of Biliran.
In an interview with Governor Espina, it was learned that each assistance package contains seven kinds of emergency medicines at 20 pieces each kind, two kilos rice, 2 cans meat loaf, two packs noodles, and P50.00 cash.
Espina disclosed that though the assistance package is a government fund, his personal interaction with the residents counts a lot for the constituents.
As of date of interview, Espina has distributed assistance irregardless of political affiliation in the Barangays of Liberttad, Mabini, Sabang, Borac, Cabungaan, and Atipolo in the municipality of Naval; Barangays Asug and Uson in the municipality of Caibiran; Barangays Esperanza, Salawad, and Talibong in the municipality of Cabucgayan, and Barangays Baganito and Burabod of Kawayan town.
Despite time constraints, Governor Espina has been visiting three to four barangays every week so that the assistance may reach to the people who need them most. #(eopt/LPT/PIA Biliran)