BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
The 17 families affected by a fire in Purok Paho, Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City, received additional financial assistance from a businessman Wednesday.
Each family received P3,000 from businessman Ian Manuel Lo, president of Negros Grace Pharmacy.
The Bacolod City government, through the Department of Social Welfare and Development, also allocated P125,000 in cash assistance to the fire victims, aside from the distribution of food packs.
Meanwhile, the province of Negros Occidental, represented by Administrator Rayfrando Diaz, accepted the donation of 500 sacks of rice through the charity initiative of Lo and his team, composed of Pauline Dimaranan and John Gilbert Arceo at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center Wednesday.
The sacks of rice will also be given to those who seek food assistance from the province in partnership with NGP.
NGP has been donating sacks of rice and other food and financial assistance to numerous local government units in Negros Occidental, and Bacolod City, in times of calamities such as the Covid-19 pandemic, floods, and other emergencies.
Lo has broadened his charity works as a way of giving back to the people of Negros Occidental and Bacolod City and other LGUs, who have been patronizing his chain of drug stores.*