Employees of Leyte’s 2nd District Engineering District based in MacArthur town, received each a sack of rice from Vice Gov. Sandy Javier and his wife, Rep. Karen Lolita Javier. (PHOTO COURTESY)

TACLOBAN CITY-Leyte Second District Representative Karen Lolita T. Javier, along with Vice Governor Sandy Javier, gave rice incentives to all employees of the Leyte 2nd District Engineering Office (L2DEO) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
A total of 449 employees, comprising of permanent, job order, and roadside maintenance employees, were delighted to receive one sack of well-milled rice.

This has been the 5th year of the Christmas season that all employees have taken home a sack of rice since Rep. Javier assumed the position as a congresswoman representing Leyte’s second congressional district.

“On behalf of the district office, I am incredibly grateful for the generosity and thoughtfulness of Vice Gov. Sandy and Congresswoman Karen. They have been consistent in sharing their blessings with all of us,” said District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura.

“We are thankful and blessed for these sacks of rice, as the Christmas spirit is embodied in these presents. These presents are well-deserved and an indication of the dedication and hard work of our colleagues, who have served the public with great skill and diligence during the entire year,” he added.

In an interview, Jeremy Macalinao, a roadside maintenance worker, said that he is profoundly grateful for the sack of rice other than any gifts, as this is a big help to the needs of his family to lessen their expenses, especially during this time.

The sacks of rice were distributed on December 22, 2023, spearheaded by District Engineer Oppura and his assistant, Francisco Robin, Jr.