Sixty-eight indigent families in Brgy. San Antonio, Tacurong City received grocery packs from the Petron Dealers Association-SOCSKSARGEN on December 5, 2012 for its annual outreach program.  The families were identified by the City Social Welfare and Development Office.
Indigent families received grocery packs from PETDA

           According to PETDA-SOCSKSARGEN President Victor Rebosura, the association had been doing this activity for almost 5 years. “This is actually the first time that we went out of General Santos to conduct this activity. This is a good start; maybe next year we will be choosing another town,” Rebosura shared.

Elena Padilla, a 59-year-old widow, was almost to tears before even receiving her share. “Nalipay guid ako nga isa ako sa napili nila. Daku na guid ni nga tabang sa amon sang apo ko,” Padilla said.
Elena Padilla poses with her grandson and the grocery pack she received from PETDA.
Hon. Lina O. Montilla, as well as Brgy. Chairperson Joan Landig, were thankful for the association’s gesture. “This is the first time that our barangay received blessings such as these from businessmen,” said Landig.
CONVERGENCE. PETDA officers and members, Hon. Lina Montilla and LGU staff,
Brgy. San Antonio officials, and the beneficiaries after the gift-giving.
            PETDA members and officers were said to be very glad to have shared their blessing and for visiting the City of Goodwill. “Now, they were able to see that Tacurong is indeed peaceful and is good for business,” said Nonito Legas, PETDA-SK Representative. 
Jezereel Louise C. Billano