‘BTS’ solons give 10K cash aid to nearly 200 beneficiaries on Labor Day
MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers belonging to the “BTS” or the Back To Service faction at the House of Representatives led by former speaker and Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano, gave P10,000 each to nearly 200 beneficiaries on Labor Day.
The recipients covered by the “Sampung Libong Pag-asa” virtual event were from Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Camarines Sur, Caloocan City, Marikina City, Quezon City, Taguig City, Mandaluyong City, Pateros, Sta. Rosa City in Laguna, Antipolo City in Rizal, and Ormoc City in Leyte.
Aside from the former House speaker, other lawmakers who organized the event were Taguig 2nd District Rep. Maria Laarni “Lani” Cayetano, Batangas 2nd District Rep. Raneo Abu, Caloocan City 2nd District Rep. Edgar Erice, Barangay Captain Ziff Ancheta of Tumana, Marikina City, Bulacan 1st District Rep. Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, Mandaluyong City Lone District Rep. Neptali Gonzales II, Cavite Reps. Francis Gerald Abaya, Luis Ferrer IV, Elpidio Barzaga, Jr. and Abraham Tolentino, Laguna 1st District Rep. Dan Fernandez, Antipolo City 1st District Rep. Roberto Puno, ANAKALUSUGAN Rep. Michael Defensor, Camarines Sur 2nd District Luis Raymund Villafuerte, Jr., and Leyte 4th District Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez.
“Hopefully, itong gagawin natin today, in the spirit of bayanihan through private sponsors and donors, ma-encourage ang Congress pag-open ng May 17 na ‘yung 10K Ayuda Bill at Bayanihan 3 ay itulak naman at ipasa na,” Cayetano said during the program.
(Hopefully, what we will do today, in the spirit of bayanihan through private sponsors and donors, encourage the Congress on May 17 that ‘the 10K Ayuda Bill and Bayanihan 3 will be pushed and passed.)
On March 24, Cayetano urged the House of Representatives to convene into a Committee of the Whole or initiate a special session to discuss the 10K Ayuda Bill that aims to provide financial assistance for Filipino families amid the COVID-19 pandemic.