TANAUAN, Leyte-At least 30 pedicab drivers from this town received new pedicab units enabling them to earn back their lost incomes after supertyphoon Yolanda.
The units were from Failon Ngayon, a popular public service oriented television show hosted by Ted Failon, in coordination with the Tzu Chi Foundation and the United Architects of the Philippines (Cavite chapter).
The turn- over of the pedicab units was held at the municipal hall last August 19 and witnessed by Mayor Pelagio “Pel” Tecson.
It was learned that the 30 beneficiaries from this town, among the hard-hit areas of supertyphoon Yolanda, were among the identified 200 recipients coming from eight towns in Leyte.
Aside from the pedicab units, the drivers were also given shoes and uniforms as they undergo training on proper grooming and how to deal with tourists.
It was learned that the sponsors are supposed to only give 10 units for Tanauan but were prevailed upon by Mayor Tecson who requested for additional 20 units of pedicabs.
Alex Songalia, one of the beneficiaries, the pedicab units that they received would be of big help to them considering that their previous units were washed out during the onslaught of Yolanda. (KEITH ALBAO)