- More than 500 families in Magallanes, Cavite received a tray of eggs each last May 4
- The food relief was distributed by the Philippine Coast Guard assigned in Cavite
- They bared that the fund to buy the supply came from their own money
Simple efforts of men from the Philippine Coast Guard keeps pouring in to help communities within their district offices’ areas in order to bring a little relief to them during the quarantine.
More than 500 families in Barangays Medina and Kay-Apas in Magallanes, Cavite received a tray of eggs each at a time when access to markets and groceries are scarce due to travel restrictions.
The Philippine Coast Guard bared on May 4 that a total of 44 uniformed personnel of the organization, including mili
tary, polic e, and j ail officers contributed to buy trays of egg for donation.
“Nagpaabot rin ang mga uniformed personnel ng karagdagang Php 10,000 para magamit ng lokal na pamahalaan sa mga susunod pang relief operations sa kasagsagan ng COVID-19 pandemic,” the Coast Guard shared on Twitter.
It was not the first time that Coast Guard personnel provided donations from their personal funds to send help to vulnerable individuals and communities during the enhanced community quarantine due to the national health emergency.
In April, a group of Coast Guard men from the PCG District Northeastern Luzon distributed food packs to more than 100 families in Tuguegarao City in Cagayan. They also funded the relief operation then using their own money.
Also in April, Coast Guard men manning the Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas Boracay have raised funds from their own money to provide relief goods to fishermen in Batangas. The same relief operation also happened in Sarangani Island, where residents received food packs to help them get by.
Around 40 fishermen in Davao Gulf also received a simple help from the Coast Guard early April. They were given P500-cash assistance by Coast Guard men manning the BRP Cape San Agustin.
It can also be recalled that the Coast Guard K9 Unit on April 12 patrolled the streets to feed s
tray dogs and cats as part of their efforts during the quarantine because they believe that even animals need their help.