Serbisyong Bayanihan Helps OFW in Lebanon, Grants Small Wishes and More
For this week, recorded episodes of Serbisyong Bayanihan from July and the first week of August were simultaneously aired on television and on the social media pages of UNTV.
On the August 5 episode of the program, Serbisyong Bayanihan was able to respond to the plea of Aileen Biyong Hilig, a Filipina OFW at Beirut, Lebanon, who was affected by the explosion. It was the afternoon of August 4 when Beirut experienced a devastating blast that killed at least 200 people and injured more than 6,000 people.
According to Hilig, the explosion in Beirut made matters worse for Filipino OFWs, which gave her more reason to go home to her family in Quezon Province.
In response to her plea, the Department of Labor and Employment Secretary, Sec. Silvestre Bello III offered Hilig to join the repatriation of OFWs in Beirut. Her safe return to her hometown was assured by the DOLE Secretary. She will also be provided with cash assistance, which she can use to start a small business once she is home.
Aside from Hilig, Sec. Bello also promised to reach out to Glenda Padilla, another OFW from La Union, who sent a video message conveying her wish to go home.
There were also other requests granted by UNTV’s Serbisyong Bayanihan. Among them were: A mobile street food stall requested by a citizen; relief goods for constituents in a baranggay in Quezon City as requested by a Kagawad in the area; and a wheelchair for an 87-year-old grandmother in Masbate.
Serbisyong Bayanihan Grants Small Wishes
Serbisyong Bayanihan, together with partner groups like Members Church of God International (MCGI), where Bro. Eli Soriano is the Overall Servant, caters to all people’s needs regardless of their religion, sex, race, or status in society.
While assistance given may not be able to resolve all the problems of those who seek help from the program, at least, they can ease the burdens of those people even a little.
In the replays of July 15 and July 17 episodes, small wishes of citizens in different areas turned into a reality.
Here are some of the help offered by the Serbisyong Bayanihan:
- From Caloocan City, Karen Ponciano was given a nebulizer for her and her asthmatic youngest child. Supplies and medicines were also provided to her household;
- An oxygen tank and regulator for her sick husband was given to Monalisa Butacan, from San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. Kuya Daniel also offered to help the couple once the oxygen would require refilling;
- Lorelie Singco, from Davao Del Sur, requested for A startup money for an e-loading business;
- Sajid Guieb, from Batasan Hills, Quezon City, was given the needed maintenance medicine and Ensure milk for his sick mother. Kuya Daniel also promised to provide Sajid’s niece a tablet that she can use for online classes;
- Financial aid and milk for her son were Anna Faye David’s wishes, which were granted by Serbisyong Bayanihan;
- Kuya Daniel also followed up on the request of Ada and Desiderio Adaya from Batangas. They were given relief goods, medicines, and financial aid to start a small lumpiang shanghai and embutido business; and
- Nelson Limpangog, from Payatas, Quezon City, received the bicycle that he requested from the program. A helmet was also provided to him.
Before he ended the show, Kuya Daniel informed the viewers about his proposal, in partnership with MCGI, to start an online free store. Such an online free store will be open for everyone who wishes to give items that they don’t use anymore but can still be useful to others.
As a way of wrapping up the program, Kuya Daniel reminded everyone never to forget to pray to God, whatever the situation may be. According to him, there will always be people who are willing to help ease our problems, even just a little.