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Cayetano distributes bikes for frontliners in Pampanga

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SEN. Pia Cayetano on Friday led the distribution of new bicycles for the use of the City of San Fernando’s frontline community workers made up of traffic enforcers, street sweepers, barangay health and social workers and utility staff.

Cayetano, together with Mayor Edwin Santiago, turned over 10 bicycles and safety gear sets in simple ceremonies at city hall.

“Our beneficiaries help the city every day, and we don’t want them to be exposed [to Covid-19] if they take public transportation,” Cayetano said.

The bike distribution is part of Pilipinas in Action, a movement initiated by the senator to extend support to medical frontliners and essential workers leading various community programs to contain the Covid-19 pandemic across the country.

Cayetano, a biker herself, and the principal author and sponsor of the Safe Pathways Bill (Senate Bill No. 1582) acknowledged Santiago’s initiatives to promote cycling as a healthy, sustainable and safe mode of transportation among Fernandinos.

“I consider this visit a homecoming, because it was right here in the City of San Fernando that I started my campaign to return to the Senate two years ago, and Mayor Santiago was also there to express his support,” she said.

Members of a local bikers group and athletes training under national triathlon coach Melvin Fausto, who hails from Angeles City, joined Cayetano in the activity.

Cayetano thanked Microgenesis Software Inc., which donated the 10 bicycles through Pilipinas in Action.

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