There are so many people who lost their jobs and have not money to feed their families amid the COVID-19 crisis. The government tried its best to provide food for the poorest of the poor in society, through the special amelioration program (SAP). Sadly, not everyone is qualified or there are too few allocated slots in a place to include everyone who needed it the most.
In Tarlac, an old man felt so sad about getting rejected for the SAP that his plight went viral, with people slamming the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for rejecting him despite his poor situation.
When Patrolman Mark Ramirez of Tarlac Police Provincial Office learned about the old man’s plight, he chose to take a proactive role in making sure this old man had food for the rest of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
Using his own money, he bought relief goods not just for the old man but also for his neighbors! The policeman even had to sell some of his belongings so he could have more money to help this old man, but he did not mind because he knew he was helping someone have food during this time of need.
While delivering the relief goods to the old man’s house, the policeman could not help but cry as he saw the actual situation, empathizing with him about the DSWD’s rejection. Thankfully, despite not qualifying as SAP beneficiary, the old man now had some food for the rest of the ECQ.
The policeman also distributed some relief goods to the old man’s neighbor to ensure that there is no one left behind in this difficult time we are all in. Kudos to you, Patrolman Mark Ramirez! May God bless you more because you are such a big blessing to others…