The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Tzu Chi Foundation, Incorporated joined hands in giving out relief packages to victims of fire that razed their homes along NIA Road in Baranggay Pinyahan in Quezon City last November 20.
PDEA Director General Undersecretary Jose S. Gutierrez, Jr. initiated the activity together with Tzu Chi Foundation in the Philippines led by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Alfredo Li. About 400 families, who were displaced after fire razed their homes, received relief packages each containing a thermal blanket, clothing, table utensils, a kettle, detergent bars and 20 kilos of rice from Taiwan. Three of those families who lost a family member received an additional grant from Tzu Chi Foundation.
The activity was held at the PDEA National Headquarters involving the PDEA Command Group, Preventive Education and Community Involvement Service (PECIS) Director Wilkins M. Villanueva, volunteers of the Tzu Chi Foundation, Inc. and other PDEA personnel.
A non-profit, volunteer-based and spiritual welfare organization founded by Master Cheng Yen in 1966, the Tzu Chi Foundation, Inc. has been giving aid to victims of disasters and calamities locally and internationally
Gutierrez extended his sympathies to the Agency’s “neighbors” who lost their homes and loved ones and thanked the Tzu Chi Foundation for assisting the victims. Evangeline DJ. Almenario, Chief, Public Information Office, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency