Rodriguez calls for unity in giving aid to residents amid ECQ


“ANG ako lang hangyo mga majority councilors, pareho kita og tinguha, pareho kita og tumong, pareho kita’g gusto nga mahitabo sa atong katawhan, let us be very sensitive on the needs of these people”.

This was stressed by Councilor Jocelyn Rodriguez on Monday during the regular session of the 19th City Council presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy in her reaction to the special report of Councilor Enrico Salcedo regarding “ayuda” to city constituents.

Councilor Rodriguez said she already offered her salary as donation to senior citizens, 70 in Barangay Agusan and 50 in Puerto. “This is a start for us to be helping one another,” she said.

“Ang ayuda as we have discussed, dili lang unta kini mapasagdan. Because overused na kaayo ang words nga ayuda and nothing was done about it. Let’s face it. Ang atong katawhan sige og hulat. In fact, ang ayuda nato karon, ang barangays were given directive nga maglista. But until when ang pagpanglista?,” she opined.

Councilor Rodriguez said Ormoc City, Iligan City, and Gingoog City are already providing food packs to its residents.

“I am willing to give whatever is left in my budget kay wala man gayud nako gamita. I never avail of the sports and cultural and other benefits,” she claimed.

“Emotional ko kay daghan na kaayo atong mga igsoon nga nagpaabot sa ayuda,” she concluded.