CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, June 3 (PIA) — About 2,450 Indigenous Peoples households in Pampanga benefitted from the relief drive conducted by various government institutions, which was done in partnership with National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).
“The NCIP Community Service Center located in the municipality of Floridablanca was able to respond to the emerging needs and situations of the Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICCs) within its area of responsibility which covers the municipalities of Floridablanca and Porac and city of Angeles. They coordinated with concerned local government units for the delivery of immediate needs such as food and water amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” NCIP Regional Director Ruben Bastero said.
Moreover, the Department of Social Welfare and Development and Clark Development Corporation distributed food and non-food items.
“The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office assisted our IPs severely affected by the community quarantine in all their necessary medical and transportation needs,” Bastero added.
Community leaders and Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives played a significant role in monitoring and reporting of situations and relevant information to ensure that goods are continuously being delivered to the ICCs.
Resolution No. 41 of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases placed the provinces of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales as well as the cities of Angeles and Olongapo under General Community Quarantine from June 1-15. (CLJD-PIA 3)