CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro, Apr. 9 (PIA) -- Volunteer workers from the city government continue to repack and distribute food relief assistance to identified affected residents of the city.
Mayor Arnan C. Panaligan said this is the second wave of assistance targeting more than 41,000 identified households in the city. In its first wave of giving assistance, the city government has reached 19,000 affected residents.
The COVID-19 Quarantine Assistance is anchored to the city's 'Pamahalaang Umaagapay sa Mga Mamamayan Program', implemented since the start of Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon area.
"My directive is to give all affected residents of the city including boarders, renters, stranded individuals, senior citizens, families with Person with Disabilities (PWDs), those who lost their jobs, as well as those who are in dire need," said Panaligan.
The local chief executive said they would continue to give assistance to the community this time of crisis and pray to God that everything would go back to normal so that people would also go back to their normal life.
As additional aid to beneficiaries, Calapan City has already received the fund from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) amounting to P116 million. Cash amounting to P5,000 will be given each to 23,200 beneficiaries of the city, according to the latest report of Congressman Paulino Salvador C. Leachon . (LTC/PIA-OrMin)