House Majority Leader Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez has donated around P1-million worth of relief goods and items to the victims of recent typhoons that hit the country.
The House leader, who celebrated his 57th birth anniversary last Saturday, turned over his donation to Speaker Lord Allan Velasco and five other lawmakers to provide relief assistance to the affected families in their respective districts.
During a simple ceremony held at the North Lounge of the House of Representatives Monday, Romualdez said his donation is “in response to the ‘malasakit’ (compassionate) fund drive of Speaker Velasco to aid typhoon victims.”
“In celebration of my birthday, I am reminded to give back to the people who were victimized by recent calamities. This event (turnover of relief goods) is a simple message that we are here for our people,” he said.
“I am hoping that the spirit of ‘bayanihan’ and ‘malasakit’ will continue to guide all public servants and stakeholders in our common goal to emerge victorious during these uncertain times,” Romualdez said.
In separate turnover ceremonies, Romualdez also extended relief goods and other essential items, which include sacks of rice, boxes of canned goods and cup noodles, solar lights, face shields, and face towels to Catanduanes Rep. Hector Sanchez, Cagayan Rep. Samantha Louise Vargas Alfonso, Rizal Rep. Fidel Nograles, Bulacan Rep. Jonathan Sy-Alvarado, and Quezon City Rep. Precious Castelo whose districts were affected by the recent typhoons.
“We are always committed to aid our kababayans in ways that we can. The times may be uncertain and difficult but our spirit of service to the people shall persist,” he said.
During the turnover ceremony, Romualdez reassured Velasco of his continued support to the House leadership’s bid to expeditiously pass measures that would reboot the national economy and protect the people from COVID-19 and disasters.
“You (Speaker Velasco) can count on our solid support throughout your term and we will work hard to ensure the passage of the President’s priority bills,” he said.