To help residents affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, a total of 110 sacks of rice and 1,000 hygiene kits were donated by the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) to the Municipality of Pateros on Wednesday.
The donations were coursed through Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo “Danny” Lim, the designated Cabinet member to monitor and help Pateros in its COVID-19 response.
Lim and FCCCII officials personally turned over to Pateros Mayor Miguel “Ike” Ponce the donations at the Municipal Hall.
It also donated 50 reams of bond papers for the printing of students’ modules.
FCCCII Vice President Dr. Cecilio Pedro said the MMDA chairman asked for their support to help the communities of Pateros, the lone municipality in Metro Manila.
Lim said that among the 17 local governments in the National Capital Region, Pateros is the local government which needs the most support because it has limited resources being the only municipality and the smallest in the metropolis.
“I am thankful for the support of the FCCCII to Pateros in these challenging times. The donation is intended for households under community quarantine,” he said.
“Pateros is blessed to receive these donations,” he added.
Lim was accompanied by MMDA EDSA traffic chief Bong Nebrija.