PALAYAN CITY — Senator Francis “Tol” N. Tolentino flew to this Nueva Ecija capital city on Tuesday and led the distribution of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) financial assistance worth P1-million to some 500 household-beneficiaries here.
Tolentino was warmly welcomed by City Mayor Adrianne Mae “Rianne” J. Cuevas and her businessman-husband Bong Cuevas, members of the city council led by Vice Mayor Moises A. Carmona Jr. and the city social welfare office when the senator and his group arrived at the Plaza Concepcion in Bgy. Ganaderia here.
Also gracing the event was Vianne Cuevas, daughter of the Cuevas couple.
Cuevas said the DSWD cash payout under its Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program was made possible through the efforts of Tolentino. It benefitted at least 500 families from the vulnerable/indigent sector in this city, the mayor said.
In his message, Tolentino said: “Sa pagbangon ng Nueva Ecija buhat sa pandemya… isa sa magsusulong ng pagbangon ang Lungsod ng Palayan.”