Photo courtesy of MBLT-4.

SOFRONIO ESPAÑOLA, Palawan — A project that seeks to help poor families affected by COVID-19 was launched recently by the Marines in southern Palawan.

The Marine Battalion Landing Team-4 (MBLT-4) started the “Tulungan mo si Kapwa” on the first week of May in Brooke’s Point, Sofronio Espanola, and Bataraza.

The goal is for capable families to adopt poor families and help meet their needs during the quarantine, Lt. Col. Prisco Tabo, MBLT-4 commanding officer, said.

Tabo said 186 families have been listed to benefit from the project.

He said MBLT-4 is still going around southern part Palawan to cover poor families in Narra, Quezon, Rizal, and Balabac.

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“Mayroon na tayong 186 na pamilyang mahihirap ang naka-rehistro dito kung saan nahanapan na natin sila ng kanilang mga kabarangay na puwedeng tumulong sa kanila. Na-match na natin sila at sila yong mga kalugar nila na may kaya sa buhay o mayroon. Sila ang mag-a-adopt sa pamilyang nakarehistro sa programa natin. Let’s unite ano man ang antas ng buhay natin,” Tabo told Palawan News on Monday.

He added that the program will be monitored by the local government units (LGUs) until the crisis ends.


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is the news correspondent for Sofronio Española and Narra, Palawan. He also covers some agriculture stories. His interests are with food and technology.