BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The Padayona Inday Sara movement in Negros Occidental came to the rescue of 300 residents of Cauayan in Negros Occidental, who availed of relief goods and monetary aid.
Retired PCol. William Señoron, convenor of the Padayona Inday Sara movement, yesterday said that the assistance extended to affected residents of Brgys. Poblacion and Man-uling in Cauayan, aims to at least address some of their concerns, whose respective homes were hit by a flashflood.
Barangay Poblacion Kagawad Leo Mamigo expressed his gratitude to the Padayona group for again heeding the call of its affected residents, albeit the group was also in Cauayan just a few weeks earlier to participate in a medical mission.
“We are very thankful to the Alliance and Broadcasting Committee for again coming to our aid, particularly the flood victims,” Mamigo said.
Barangay Health Worker Gina Dehillo likewise expressed her appreciation for the group’s quick response. “We are grateful to the Alliance and Broadcasting Committee for coming to our barangay and helping out the people here. This sort of assistance is very welcome and appreciated,” Dehillo said.
Spearheaded by Alliance and Broadcasting Committee co-convenors Señoron and Prince Almer Buño, Padayona Inday Sara focuses on engaging the various sectoral groups through socio-civic endeavors aimed at improving the way of life of every citizen of Negros Occidental, which they only see happening if Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is able to pick up where President Rodrigo Duterte will leave off when he finishes his term next year.
ABC co-convenor Almer Buño mentioned that the group’s activities, such as providing timely assistance to those who most need it, is their way to express their desire for the Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to succeed her father. President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Every group has its own way of showing how much they want Mayor Sara to run. And doing these types of activities geared towards service is Padayona’s way to get that message across.” Buño said.
We have more planned for Negros Occidental, and we continue to hope that Ma’am Sara will reconsider,” said Buño.
Despite her filing of certificate of candidacy as mayor of Davao City, Señoron and Buño said that many are still hoping that she withdraws from the mayoral race, and instead, declare her candidacy for president before the filing deadline on October 8.*