Para blessed! Cong Vergara’s food packs have ‘estampita’
CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija – The second round of food assistance from the family of Third District Rep. Rosanna Vergara came with an “estampita” of the Divine Mercy printed with Oratio Imperata or Prayer for Protection from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
The Catholic Church released the Oratio Imperata amid the country’s battle against the pandemic.
Vergara shared the Latin phrase “non multa sed multum” (not many but much) which, she said, she learned from college.
“Sa konteksto ng pananampalataya at hango sa prinsipyo ng mga Heswita, ang katagang ito ay nagsasabing mas mahalaga ang kalinisan ng ating puso at intensyon kaysa panglabas na kilos na nakikita ng tao. Walang halaga sa Panginoon ang ating araw-araw na pagdadasal kung wala naman tayong tunay na pagmamahal sa ating kapwa (In the context of faith and sourced from the Jesuit principle, this statement states that the purity of our hearts and intention are more important than the outer action being seen by the people. Our daily prayers are of no value to the Lord if we do not have a genuine love for our neighbor),” said the second termer solon.
The food packs currently being distributed in this city under the family-funded “Kalinga Para sa Distrito” program also includes a large squash, two kilos of dressed chicken, a piece of laundry soap, face mask, a calendar, and 10 kilos of rice.
The squash came from farmers from the municipalities of Aliaga and Zaragoza who sought the help of Cabanatuan City Mayor Myca Elizabeth Vergara in selling their produce.
The city mayor visited the farms and decided to have the vegetables added to their Kalinga food packs.
Vergara and her husband, Vice Mayor Julius Cesar Vergara, have been extending help to Novo Ecijanos through the “Kalinga” program within the legislative district that includes the municipalities of Gabaldon, Laur, Bongabon, Gen. Mamerto Natividad, Santa Rosa, Palayan City, and Cabanatuan City. (PNA)
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