Gov replaces 95-year-old lola’s P14K she used for ‘panggatong’

May 17, 2021 Steve A. Gosuico 242 views

LAUR, Nueva Ecija — A granddaughter’s distress call for her 95-year-old grandmother, who lost her P14,000 accumulated money which accidentally got burned while she was cooking has been answered.

Gov. Aurelio M. Umali took notice of Lola Honorata Gahis’ sad story, which went viral on social media, and immediately ordered his men to look for her family and replace the burned cash.

Lola Honorata received the money courtesy of the governor at her house in Bgy. San Juan last May 15 here.

“Labis ang pasasalamat ni lola at nangako na iingatan na niya ang perang ipinagkaloob sa kanya ng butihing ama ng lalawigan,” a Facebook post of Serbisyong Matapat para sa Novo Ecijano said on May 15.

Earlier, SarahLie Gahis De Guzman, granddaughter of Honorata posted on social media her lola’s sad story, including the burned pieces of P1,000 money, totaling P14,000.

In posting it on Facebook, SarahLie hopes to get the attention of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to have the burned money replaced.

“Aksidenteng naipanggatong po ng Lola ko ang pera kaya nasunog po ito habang siya ay nagsasaing. Sana po ay mailapit ito sa Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas kung ito po ay pwede pang palitan,” SarahLie posted on social media.

This got the attention of Umali, who wasted no time and ordered his men to look for the family and have the money replaced at once.

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