Kawit Mayor Angelo Aguinaldo, the great-grandson of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, pledged to donate his entire salary from March up until the pandemic ends to COVID-19 relief operations in his municipality.
In his offical page’s Facebook Post last April 6, 2020, he announced his donation and called for the cooperation of his constituents.
According to Mayor Aguinaldo: “Ngayong nahaharap tayo sa isang matinding krisis na ito, kinakailangan ng pagtutulungan at pagbabayanihan ng bawat isa. Kaya naman, ibibigay ko po ang aking buong sahod mula Marso hanggang sa matapos ang pandemic na ito.
Batid po natin ang pangangailangan ng bawat Kawitenyo. Kung kaya’t idagdag po natin ito sa mga pondo para sa ating relief operations upang mabigyan ng sapat na pagkain ang bawat pamilya na naninirahan dito sa Kawit.
Patuloy po nating ipinagsisikapan na maibigay ang pangangailangan ng lahat at masigurong ligtas ang bawat isa! Ang tanging hiling ko lamang po ay ang pagtutulungan nating lahat. #KawitFightsCOVID19“
According to the young Mayor, he recognizes the needs of every Kawitenyo and that the LGU has been working hard to ensure that everyone is safe and is well-provided in these trying times.
Mayor Aguinaldo has earlier finished distributing more than 23,000 food packs in the entire municipality as the first batch of its relied operations and repacking of more food packs is continuously going on in the Municipal Hall.
Photo from Mayor Aguinaldo’s Facebook Page
Kawit has already closed its borders as neighboring cities to ensure that the disease will not spread in the municipality. Disinfection chambers have been installed in the entry and exit points of the town. And strict implementation of the enhanced community quarantine is observed.
Being the first town near the epicenter of COVID-19 in the Philippines and surrounded by towns with positive cases, Kawit is very vulnerable to the spread of the disease and thus strict preventive measures have taken place to control the spread of the pandemic.