Residents in San Vicente have received food assistance and over 2,000 kilos of assorted fish from good Samaritans amidst the total lockdown in their municipality.
Ken Radam Ebno from the information and communications section of the municipality, said since March 25, they have distributed groceries to 10 barangays from the donation of Meriam Eugenio and fish supplies from husband and wife Nelson and Mila Padul.
“March 25 nag-start po tayong makatanggap ng mga donasyong daing, fresh fish at P100,000 worth of groceries galing sa mga kababayan nating nagmamalasakit sa mga frontliners at sa ibang liblib na barangay, especially sa mga indigenous peoples po,” Ebno said.
“Noong una po ay nag-initiate si Mayor Amy Alvarez na mamigay ng 300 kilos nang sariwang isda para sa mga kababayan natin,” he added.
This initiative, Ebno said, was followed by more donations from San Vicente residents who also want to help their townmates, like the Padul family.
The Padul family has been giving free supplies of salay ginto, galunggong, sapsap, and other types of fish.
“Today (April 1), nasa 907 kilos [ang napamigay]. Kahapon (March 31), ay 400 kilos na fresh and dried fish, nakaraan naman 300 kilos na fresh at 250 na kilos dried fish,” he said.
“Hangga’t may donasyon po at willing pa rin sila magbigay at hanggang sobra-sobra daw ang biyaya,” he added.
San Vicente went on a total lockdown since an Australian national that traveled there turned COVID-19 positive on March 20, 2020.