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Cagayan gov’t starts distributing ‘Bayanihan tools’

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Cagayan Provincial Government has began distribution of “Bayanihan” carpentry tools, sending 224 sets to Tuao, Cagayan on Saturday, December 9.

Each set of carpentry tools costs P5,519 for a total of P29,972,242.50 for all 5,740 puroks of Cagayan’s 820 barangays, Provincial General Services Office’s (GSO) Urbano Bacud said.

A set consists of nine hammers, nine handsaws, three shovels, six pliers, three ½-inched chisels, three one-inch chisels, and three crowbars.

The tools were delivered to the GSO on Monday, December 4. This comprised 1000 sets of shovel, 1,333 sets of hand saw, 1085 sets of hammer, 1,360 sets of crowbars, 1,359 sets of pliers, 1360 sets of ½-inched chisels, and 1,360 sets of one-inch chisels.

Cagayan Provincial Information Office said funds used to acquire the tools came from private individuals, organizations, and offices who donated to the trust fund for Lawin victims.

Bacud said the province will prioritize Lawin “hardly-hit” areas such as Tuao, Penablanca, Enrile, Solana, Iguig, and Tuguegarao City.

As of December 04, the provincial government have only distributed 19% from the target 5,430 sets, Bacud said.

Cagayan Provincial Office for People Empowerment (POPE) chief Ruelie Rapsing added usage of the tools is open to all residents of the community for renovation or repair of houses.

Rapsing noted that only puroks with Agkaikaisa Cagayan leaders will be entrusted carpentry tools.

“May guidelines tayo doon sa paggamit. Bago natin ineendorse ito dun o pinapatanggap dun sa purok leaders natin. Pinapaliwanag natin sa kanila ang mga guidelines,” Rapsing said.

Meanwhile, Bacud said more tools will be delivered by December 15. By then, the province will have distributed 60% of the target sets. Northernforum.net

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