​In support of DENR 9's “Adopt-A-Neighbor/Family Program” which aims to help families who are extremely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, PENRO Zamboanga del Sur headed by PENRO Ben Acana donated relief goods to 82 families who are currently in the evacuation center in Plaza Luz, Pagadian City today.

Personnel raised around P25,000.00 to buy rice, canned goods, noodles, detergents and hygiene kits.

The beneficiaries are victims of a fire incident in Sta. Lucia, Pagadian City last March 14, 2020. 345 individuals including 9 senior citizens and 44 children under 5 years of age benefitted from this relief effort.

The province of Zamboanga del Sur was placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine since March 19, 2020 per Executive Order no. 2020-09. Since then, the number of business establishments allowed to open was limited, scheduling of transport and grocery activities was observed, and mass gatherings were suspended, among others.

DENR Zamboanga del Sur continues to raise funds to aid our citizens who are in need.