Makati dis­trib­utes Christ­mas gift bags to 80,931 se­nior Maka­ti­zens


MAKATI Mayor Abby Bi­nay has or­dered the city gov­ern­ment’s per­son­nel to start the distri­bu­tion of Pa­maskong Han­dog bags for some 80,931 Makati se­nior res­i­dents.

In con­sid­er­a­tion of their safety and con­ve­nience, el­derly res­i­dents are be­ing pri­or­i­tized to re­ceive their Christ­mas gift bags ahead of the rest of the city res­i­dents, the mayor said.

“We are con­duct­ing the ex­clu­sive distri­bu­tion of Christ­mas packs for se­nior cit­i­zens to re­duce their risk of ex­po­sure to Covid-19. We are also spar­ing them a trip to City Hall since the gift bags are made avail­able in their own barangay halls,” Mayor Abby said.

“Our an­nual Pa­maskong Han­dog pro­gram aims to bring a mes­sage of hope and to rekin­dle the joy of giv­ing among us this Yule­tide Sea­son. At the same time, the pro­gram serves as a re­minder that we still have so much to be grate­ful for de­spite the hard­ships brought about by the pan­demic,” she added.

The mayor said due to the pan­demic, the city has ad­vanced the sched­ule of distri­bu­tion to main­tain so­cial dis­tanc­ing and to fol­low other safety pro­to­cols. The bags are be­ing de­liv­ered daily to the dif­fer­ent barangays so that res­i­dents need not go to the City Hall any­more.

Each Christ­mas gift bag con­tains 2 Maka­ti­zen shirts, three cans of tuna flakes in oil, three cans of tuna flakes caldereta, three cans of corned beef, one can of lun­cheon meat, two cans of Vi­enna sausage, one pack of spaghetti sauce, one pack of pasta, one can of fruit cock­tail, one can of con­densed milk, one box of cheese, and one can of all-pur­pose cream.

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