NCRPO’s PROJECT SIBOL BENEFITS YBANAG FAMILIES
PMGEN VICENTE D DANAO JR initiated an adopt a sitio project that would help alleviate poverty in Metro Manila’s depressed communities.
The Project SIBOL (Simula sa Isang Bagong Oportunidad sa Lipunan), a project of RD DANAO under its EnTEng (Engaging, Transforming and Empowering) Barangay / communities chose Barangay Santo Rosario, Silangan, known for their “community garden”, to ensure a sustainable and healthy food supply for every family in the neighborhood . “The 35 Ybanag families living there have demonstrated their diligence and perseverance despite tough living conditions and it for this reason that they were chosen as Project Sibol’s beneficiaries.”, said RD Danao.
Team NCRPO started distributing foodpacks and health kits on April 8, 2021 to sustain the needs of the residents amidst strict community quarantine. The next day, a clean-up drive and repair of water system was conducted by RCADD, RMFB, Pateros, KKDAT Officer, Pateros along with their SK Chairman, and Brgy Ex-O.
Last April 20, 2021, the Team revisited the Sitio to distribute food packs, health kits, clothes and ensure restoration and repair of the water system and provide cash assistance for the repair of the tricycle owned by their leader, Tatay Celso.
RD.NCRPO’s compassion for the plight of the Ybanag families encouraged other kind donors to also pledge their support to this cause.
“Pag-asa at pagkakataon ang handog natin sa mga komunidad na tinutulungan ng Project Sibol. Nagpapasalamat din ako sa mga naniniwala at tumutulong sa ating layunin na maiangat ang buhay ng ating mga naghihirap na kababayan.” PMGEN DANAO.###