INC in Zamboanga del Sur donates 2,000 relief packages
By HEIDI YAÑEZ and MARK ANDRO T. MILAN
Date Posted: May 27, 2021
The Iglesia Ni Cristo through the Ecclesiastical District of Zamboanga del Sur donated 2,000 relief packages to the provincial government of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines for the assistance of Zamboangueños affected by tropical storm Crising.
The typhoon caused widespread flooding in Zamboanga del Sur and other Southern Mindanao provinces in mid-May. Worst hit were the towns of Bayog, Lapuyan, Lakewood, and Dimataling. The calamity came just days after the province recorded its highest daily cases of Covid-19 since early this year. As of this writing, the province remains under the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
Brother Nelcar Loberiano, district supervising minister, represented the Church and its Administration in the turnover of the humanitarian aid to the said local government unit held on May 21, 2021.
“This aid from the Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, is for our [provincemates who are] in need—members and even nonmembers. Doing so is a commandment of God, which is why the Executive Minister upholds it, all for God’s glory,” he said.
Ms. Divina Grace Yu, District Representative of Zamboanga del Sur’s 1st District and a Deputy Speaker of the 18th Congress of the Philippines, received the relief packages in behalf of the province.
“Sending this much aid to the government is unusual, the usual is people seeking help from the government. We’re so delighted upon knowing there is an institution that helps the local government units. Thank you so much,” she said. — With reports from INC News Section