TACLOBAN CITY – The Philippine Councilors’ League (PCL) turned over P2 million in cash assistance to its members in Eastern Visayas that were affected by super typhoon Yolanda, Wednesday.
PCL national president Alma Moreno who was here Wednesday for the election of the regional PCL said that their members are not just ordinary people. They are officials in the city and municipalities who also strived to live during the devastation.
“We have approved at the national league P2 million worth of calamity assistance which we gave to the regional league as part of our assistance to our co-councilors. Each member of PCL in the region receives P1,000,” she said.
Prior to this, the PCL national league also donated P300,000 to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) that is also helping the people in typhoon-affected areas.
“The assistance that we have given to our members in Region 8 is just a small amount which I know is not sufficient to satisfy their needs,” Moreno said adding, however, that such is the only amount that they can afford.
Meanwhile, she emphasized that officials not just in the national level but also at the local level must set aside their political interest to help their people, especially in those areas affected by the typhoon.
This, she cited as councilors from all over the region gathered at a local hotel here today for the regional election.
Meanwhile, Moreno is also busy preparing for the PCL national election on March 5–7, as she intends to run for reelection as national chairman. (PNA)