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GOOD SAMARITANS: Cordillerans' uplifting kindness in the midst of unrest

Amidst the unrest brought about by the coronavirus, there are small acts of kindness done by the Cordillerans to help others in their own little ways.

These are just few of the uplifting stories in the Cordillera region during these struggling times, where Cordillerans offered goodness, compassion, and assistance to other people.

Because that's what heroes do!

Such stories of kindness will inspire us to be unified as a nation combatting against an invisible adversary.

Mr. Tony Walang

Heads of green ice lettuce donated by Mr Tony Walang from his farm at Pinsao Proper were distributed to Baguio City's relief center, different barangays and skeletal workers in different offices in coordination with the Baguio City Veterinary Office under Dr. Brigit Piok.

A lot more can be harvested and Walang said these will again be donated.

For barangays and other agencies who want to harvest and those who have vehicles you may contact the PIO - Baguio at 09471470048 to link you up with the farmer.

Thank you Mr. Tony and Marlon Walang.

Dr. Shirley Alawas

On a Facebook post of Joei Padaen, he thanked Dr. Shirley Alawas for sharing healthy snacks for our Men In Uniform personels in Bontoc.

Bontoc Municipal Government and MDRRMO

The Bontoc Municipal Government through the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) purchased and turned over bottled drinking water, biscuits, coffee, sugar and creamer to the Bontoc Municipal Police Station (MPS).

The food items are to be distributed to all police personnel who are on duty and manning the check- points in the central business district.

The said food items will be provided to the police officers everyday in the entire duration of the Enhanced Community Quarantine.

Aki Inway Reyes and company

On a Facebook post, he shared that its been days after the implementation of enhanced community quarantine in Baguio City and at this point, after initially distributing food to our medical front liners during the first couple of days, the group merged to Bayanihan Cordillera and Rotary Club of Downtown Session for the Mobile Kitchen.

The said kitchen will prepare food for our medical front liners and check point personnels.

With this, they are humbly asking again for your support.

Dropping Area:
  • Wings & Butterflies Cafe / Resto 2nd Floor, Gamaphel Building Session Road
Prefered Donations:
  • Rice
  • Vegetables
  • Meat
  • Fruits
  • Condiments
  • Water / Juice packs
  • Paper Food Box/ Take out Box
  • Disposable Spoon & Fork (Preferably Eco-Friendly)
  • Kitchen Tools
  • Other donations that you think needed for the operation of mobile kitchen

Cash Donations are also accepted. Volunteers are also welcome, but limited number.

For inquiries you may contact:
  • Khristine - 09279117581
  • Katrina - 09175060145
  • Evangeline - 09475947790
  • Pam Carino - 09173154158
  • Aki Inway Reyes - 09773266350

Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet sewers

Responding to the call of the times, Lamberto Curugan and his fellow tailors of LARNS Hill Association of Ampucao, Itogon Benguet felt that their expertise in sewing can be of help to the community by making affordable face masks that can be made available to the local community.

The municipality of Itogon has already placed a bulk order of washable facemasks and according to Curugan, they are capable of producing hundreds in a day.

Jollibee Legarda

The Baguio City Human Resource Management Office, In behalf of the City Government of Baguio, expressed their sincerest gratitude to Jollibee Legarda (c/o Ms. Lorna) for donating packs of food to the police at the Baguio City checkpoints.

Abra LGU

The Local Government of Abra, headed by Gov. Joy Valera Bernos, purchased vegetables from local farmers to be disseminated as relief goods instead of the usual canned goods and noodles.

She said this will benefit the farmers since delivering goods outside of Abra is not possible because of the Enhanced Community Quarantine being implemented.

Free vegetables

Meanwhile, some of our Cordilleran farmers are giving away free vegetables.

Carrots? anyone?

Your Turn

It's true that Cordillerans are good and kind-hearted people. May God bless all of us, especially our front-liners who are at high health risk.

You can be a hero too, stay at home!

Stay at home because that's what heroes do.

Born Igorot, Die Igorot


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