Remote Area Gets Solar Lights
Article courtesy of The Visayan Daily Star
La Salle High School Class ’68,Kaunungan, with the help of Negrense Volunteers for Change and in line with One Million Lights Philippines, distributed 33 solar lights and two boxes of medicines in Sitio Paniagan, Brgy. Cabunao, San Carlos, recently.
Sitio Paniagan has no electricity as it is situated in the mountains and no access road for vehicles. Some recipients walked two and a half hours to reach Brgy. Cabunao, a Leonito “Diotay” Lopue said in a press release.
Lopue said “The solar lights can light up to 12 hours and can be fully charged by placing it under the sun for 8 hours. Under normal use and proper care, it will last up to 5 years."
Two boxes of medicines were also donated for the people of Paniagan and Cabunao, he said.
“We are thankful for Millie Kilayko of NVC for helping us look for a place where there is no electricity and using solar lights eliminates accidents from open flames which has already hurt two kids and does not pollute the environment.” Lopue said.
Toti and June Villarante, Butch Ebreo, Edwin Torrecarion and Diotay Lopue represented their Kaunungan Class, while Alyen Batano represented NVC.
After the distribution of the solar lights and medicines, NVC started their mingo feeding program to the children, Lopue said.
The recipients of the solar lights*