September 12, 2020
Governor Rhodora “Dodod” Cadiao, through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office initiated the provision of assistance to the family Manzano of Brgy. Calacja 1, Hamtic, Antique who is in crisis situation. The mother, Arlene Manzano, is under going twice a week hemodialysis sessions because of kidney failure and the eldest son is also suffering from cataract on one eye. The COVID-19 pandemic makes their situation even worst as the family head, Sunny Manzano, has shorter time working than usual as a tricycle driver.The provision of food assistance, financial assistance through the Aid to Individual in Crisis Situation Program (AICS) and assistive device (wheelchair) were provided to the Manzano family.
Also, Educational Scholarship Grant was given by the Provincial Government through the Youth Affairs Office to the 4 children of the family. These services were materialize due to the desire of our Governor to bring the services of the Provincial government to the marginalized sectors anchored on the principle that those who are less in life must be more in law.