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Angat Buhay! VP Robredo turns over grants to residents of Agutaya town in Palawan

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Vice President Leni Robredo visited a far flung municipality in Palawan to turn over grants from the Angat Buhay partners.

The Agutaya town in Palawan has been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of Angat Buhay, the anti-poverty flagship program of the Office of the Vice President.

“Got to visit Agutaya, Palawan again for several #AngatBuhay events. For our first stop, we turned over a grant from our partner, Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI), to the local government of Agutaya,” VP Robredo said.

“This will be used for the hygiene kits and multivitamins of students from Kinder to Grade 3, and the construction of water pumps in Villa Sol Elementary School, Villa Fria Elementary School, Agutaya Central School, and Matarawis Elementary School,” she added.

Robredo hopes that hygiene kits and vitamins will help address malnutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene-related diseases affecting students.

“Thank you MBFI for your generous support to this community, and to the residents of Agutaya for their warm welcome,” said Robredo.

Moreover, Robredo and her team also visited Brgy. Algeciras to turnover solar kits to the residents.

“Concluded our trip to Agutaya yesterday with a ceremonial turnover of 165 solar kits from our #AngatBuhay partner, Team Energy Foundation, Inc. (TEFI), to households in Brgy. Algeciras—one of the five island barangays in Palawan which do not have electric power lines,” she said.

“We have also previously brought solar electricity donated by ASA Philippines and TEFI to three other island barangays. My heartfelt thanks to our generous partners for helping us address the needs of our kababayans and bring electricity to remote and off-grid areas,” Robredo added.