PATATAS PARA SA VISAYAS
We are very pleased to see four tons of our pumpkin arrive in Taytay, Palawan. This effort had so many connecting parts. “Mga dikit-dikit na tulay”. First was a TV truck from Nueva Ecija to the port, then a fishing boat from one port to another, and finally a military truck from port to barangay hall. People have been waiting so long for these pumpkins. For a moment we thought they would end up elsewhere in the Visayas, but we would not mind that at all if they still end up feeding people.
If you gave P50 to send a pumpkin to #TyphoonOdette victims, these pictures are for you. Andie and I are beyond grateful for your help. The people of District 1, Taytay, Palawan are even more indescribably grateful. Salamat po!
This said, we learned that there are 16,000 families there. Versus our 4,000 kilos of pumpkins, each family gets 1/4 kilo. Kulang na kulang di po ba? This is why Andie and I feel that we should continue to send food aid to the Visayas. This time in the form of other “hard vegetables” like potatoes and kamote. We are trying to source a particularly hardy kind of kamote called PINTADO from the town of Lucban, Quezon. We’re also asking our farmers in Benguet to supply EXTRA potatoes. The smaller-sized potatoes that make better sense to give than the bigger ones, so more people can share.
PATATAS PARA SA VISAYAS. If you give P100, we shall send a kilo of KAMOTE and a kilo of PATATOES to the Visayas.
Please if you still believe in the urgency and importance of sending food aid to our stricken countrymen in the Visayas, will you support a renewed effort to do it together?