- Residents of Bacoor, Cavite have resorted to asking for alms just to ease their hunger.
- The barangay chairman then volunteered to give them some cash and food packs for the time being.
Around 15 residents of Bacoor, Cavite were seen along Alabang-Zapote road holding out cups and asking people for alms.
They were from Barangay Longos.
“Namamalimos na lamang sa mga dumadaang sasakyan sa Alabang-Zapote road ang nasa 15 residente ng Brgy. Longos, Bacoor,Cavite dahil sa wala umanong pagkakakitaan simula ng ipatupad ang quarantine. Ilan sa kanila nakatanggap naman daw ng SAP at relief goods pero hindi umano sapat,” ABS-CBN reporter Denis Datu tweeted.
Namamalimos na lamang sa mga dumadaang sasakyan sa Alabang-Zapote road ang nasa 15 residente ng Brgy. Longos, Bacoor,Cavite dahil sa wala umanong pagkakakitaan simula ng ipatupad ang quarantine. Ilan sa kanila nakatanggap naman daw ng SAP at relief goods pero hindi umano sapat. pic.twitter.com/4M5TjNQbyT
— Dennis Datu (@Dennis_Datu) May 20, 2020
They stated that it may be hard for them, but they needed to do it for their families. One of the residents named Abner Rodriguez shared that he became jobless because of the pandemic. He was a construction worker.
“Nagpapalimos kami wala kami makain, kulang ang suporta ng gobyerno sa amin dito sa brgy namin kaya kailangan namin kumita kahit papaano walang wala talaga eh,” he said.
On the other hand, Renato Ocarisa also lost the ability to earn money for the past three months. He said that the Php6,500 that he got from the government is not enough as aside from food, his family also had to pay rent and loans on top of their bills.
“Nangungupahan pa kami ng bahay. Dalawang buwan na ang bahay namin [ang upa] P2,500 so may utang kaming P5,000 ngayon, kuryente pa. Tubig, saan naman kukuhanin iyan. ‘Yong pangkain pang-araw-araw kaya ginagawa namin kahit nakakahiya man.”
Another citizen said that her husband is sick so she had to do what she needed to do to earn some cash.
“Ginagawa ko po kasi ito para sa anak ko kaya ako namamalimos yung asawa ko po kasi may sakit yan, hinihingal parang may atake sa puso. Minsan didiskarte na lang, minsan wala, tinutulog na lang namin ang gutom namin.”
The barangay chairman Ernesto de Rojas then gave the residents Php500 each, rice, canned goods, and food supplements.