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OVP Sarah Duterte donates rice and wheelchairs to Davao Oriental residents

ovp donates 24k bags of rice to davor

The Office of the Vice President (OVP) extends aid to Davao Oriental residents by donating 24,000 bags of rice and 15 wheelchairs, benefiting various sectors in Mati City.

 A total of 24,000 bags of five-kilo rice have been allocated for distribution, aimed at providing sustenance to families facing economic challenges. 

Of the donated rice bags, 13,000 have been dedicated for Mati City, the provincial capital of Davao Oriental. 

The city Mayor Michelle Nakpil Rabat will prioritize sectoral groups including tricycle operators, fisherfolk, persons with disabilities, and single parents, ensuring that assistance reaches those most vulnerable to food insecurity.

“We thanked VP Duterte for always lending a hand to Matinians in times of calamities. Last December 2023, she also donated 300 sacks of rice as a Christmas gift to the Matinians,” Rabat said.

In addition to the rice donation, the OVP has also contributed to enhancing accessibility for individuals with mobility impairments.

Fifteen wheelchairs were donated to the Department of Education Schools Division, a gesture aimed at improving the mobility and quality of life for students with disabilities.

The assistance extended by Vice President Sara Duterte comes at a crucial time when communities are grappling with economic challenges complicated by the ongoing pandemic.

The provision of essential food supplies and mobility aids underscores the OVP’s commitment to addressing the immediate needs of vulnerable populations and promoting inclusive development.

The Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 11 welcomed the arrival of the Philippine Navy’s LD602, which transported 40,800 family food packs. 

This additional support will further bolster relief efforts in Davao Oriental, providing much-needed assistance to families affected by economic hardship and natural calamities.

The collaborative efforts of government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and humanitarian partners are instrumental in mitigating the impact of crises and building resilient communities. 


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