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Tuloy noche buena! Abby Binay continues giving out Christmas goodie bags despite pandemic

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Makati Mayor Abby Binay wants residents’ Christmas celebration to continue despite the challenges they faced in 2020.

To bring holiday cheer, Binay said the city government will distribute “Pamaskong Handog” goodie bags to an estimated 240,000 beneficiaries.

“Alam namin na mas naging mahirap ang taong ito para sa nakararami. Kaya naman kahit sa simpleng paraan ay nais naming ipaalala na hindi natin dapat kalimutan ang tunay na diwa ng Kapaskuhan. Gusto rin namin na kahit papaano ay may pagsaluhan silang noche buena ng kanilang mga mahal sa buhay,” she said in her December 7 column for Pilipino Star Ngayon.

Among the Christmas goodie bags’ beneficiaries are: senior citizens, persons with disability, city hall and barangay hall employees, and registered operators and drivers of jeeps and tricycles.

The Christmas gift bag containes two shirts, three cans each of tuna flakes in oil, tuna flakes caldereta and corned beef; one can of luncheon meat, two cans of vienna sausage, one pack of spaghetti sauce, one pack of pasta, one can of fruit cocktail, one can of condensed milk, one can of all purpose cream and one pack of cheese.

Recipients will also receive face shields for protection against COVID-19, Binay said.

“Payak man at simple ang selebrasyon, ang mahalaga ay kasama natin ang ating pamilya at ligtas tayo sa sakit at panganib,” she said.