AMID the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, Caloocan City Councilor Orvince Howard A. Hernandez has launched a social service program in partnership with Tingog Partylist to provide more assistance to the people of the city.

“Ang inyo pong lingkod Konsehal Vince ‘ConVINCEd’ Hernandez sa tulong ng Tingog Party List ay may Social Service Assistance,” he said on his official Facebook page Councilor Vince Hernandez.

“Hindi lang ito para sa dinapuan ng sakit na Covid-19 dahil lahat ng uri ng sakit, sa tulong ng Tingog Partylist at ni Councilor Anna Karina Teh-Limsico, tutulong po kami sa abot ng aming makakaya,” he added.

Caloocan City Mayor Oscar ‘OCA’ Malapitan lauded the program saying it will be a big help for their constituents facing hardship due to the pandemic.

The program is in addition to and expansion of the services being regularly given by Hernandez as a city councilor and concurrent president of the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation of Caloocan City.

This was initiated by the leaders of the Bgy. 176  headed by SK Chairwoman Naomi Marie Ocampo, concurrent vice-president of the SK Federation of Caloocan City.

In a simple ceremony, Councilors Hernandez and Teh, together with SKCW Ocampo signed a memorandum of agreement to Tingog Partylist Rep. Jude Avorque Acidre.

Tingog Sinirangan is one of the largest regional partylist in the country headed by Rep. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez, wife of the House Majority Floor Leader Martin Romualdez.

“Salamat kina Cong. Yedda at Cong. Acidre dahil siguradong marami tayong kababayang mahihirap dito sa Caloocan ang matutulungan ng napakaganda nilang programa,” said ConVINCEd.

Cong. Yedda is a known ally of Caloocan Rep. Along Malapitan especially in pursuing reforms and projects for the poor.

The services include referral letters to the Department of Health, Malasakit Center, and Department of Social Welfare and Development for medical assistance.

The accredited hospitals are Philippine General Hospital, Philippine Heart Center, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Lung Center of the Philippines, East Avenue Medical Center, Philippine Orthopedic Hospital, Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital, Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital, Tondo Medical Center, Quirino Memorial Medical Center, National Center for Mental Health, and Grace Hospital (San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan).

The requirements for medical assistance are certificate of indigency, medical certificate, medical abstract, prescription, laboratory result, hospital bill if any, IDs of both patient and solicitor, and social case study.

Hernandez said aside from medical assistance, burial assistance will also be given to poor families.

To avail of burial assistance, the solicitor must submit a certificate of indigency, death certificate, funeral contract, IDs of both the deceased and solicitor, and social case study.

Hernandez said requirements for medical or burial assistance will be accepted during office hours by Chai Carreon or Rica Reolizo in his office located on the 5th/floor of New Caloocan City Hall for residents of Brgys. 1-164; Lherie Jane Ramos or Mamu Eucos in his satellite office in MBA Congressional Road, Brgy. 171 Bagumbong for residents of Brgys. 165-173 and 176; and Jasmine Del Rosario or Ryan Dating at the Office of the City Administrator for residents of Brgys. 178-188, 174 and 175.

“Sisikapin po naming makatulong ‘from womb to tomb’ sa ating mga ka-lungkod lalo na ngayong dumaranas tayo ng matinding pasakit dahil sa pandemya,” Hernandez said. ###

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