City residents receive live chicken, bangus or milk fish, meat, vegetables, and rice from the Tacloban City Social Development Welfare Office.
City residents receive live chicken, bangus or milk fish, meat, vegetables, and rice from the Tacloban City Social Development Welfare Office
Updated 2:29 PM, April 09, 2020LOCAL PRODUCE. Tacloban City seeks to help local farmers and fishermen as it provides more nutritious relief goods to residents. Photo by Jazmin BonifacioTACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – The city government of Tacloban started buying the produce of local farmers and distributed them for free as relief to city residents affected by quarantine measures in place to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.
On Wednesday, April 8, residents of barangays Tagapuro and Santa Elena received live chicken, bangus or milk fish, meat, vegetables, and rice from the Tacloban City Social Development Welfare Office.The local produce are not only more nutritious than the usual canned goods. Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez said the local government also sought to alleviate the economic impact of the pandemic on local farmers and producers.
Romualdez announced the city initiative in an earlier interview."People could not go out of their homes. Some of them lost their jobs because there is no movement in the city. Instead of giving them rice and canned goods, we want to give them nutritious food that will help them strengthen their immune system," said Romualdez.
"We want also to help our local farmers, fishermen and local producers here in the city. Let us support them. We will buy local products here and that is what we will give to the people," Romualdez said.ENOUGH FUNDS. Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez assured residents the city has enough funds to sustain distribution of relief goods. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio
Romualdez said it's also good for the environment because canned goods and the usual relief packs generate more waste.The mayor assured residents that the city has enough resources to fund the initiative. On Wednesday, the Department of the Interior and Local Government also announced that towns and cities will get a
one-time grant equivalent to one month of their Internal Revenue Allocation (IRA)to respond to the pandemic."We are coordinating with the market [suppliers to see] where the city can get reasonable prices.... We will not schedule it every day. Instead, we will have it twice a week per barangay," he said.
"It's all for free. Let's just regulate it so everybody can benefit from it," he said.Tacloban City was on its 20th day of community quarantine on Thursday. Cops and soldiers are manning checkpoints in all of the city's 5 exits and entry points to restrict entry to the city.
Homeless find home in Cebu City gyms, in need of donationsCEBU CITY, Philippines — When the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Cebu City began on March 28, 2020, the roads were cleared of people and vehicles. But the homeless stayed in their place, very visible amidst the loss of the crowd. At that time, the Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) did not have […] If only I had more than enough. Hapit nami mag no work no pay. Kulbaan ko maskin naa mi balay.
OVP’s newest dorm to cater to frontliners in Fairview, Quezon CityThe newest dormitory initiated by the Office of the Vice President (OVP) and its partner-agencies will cater to frontline and health workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in the northern part of Quezon City. | GabrielLaluINQ GabrielLaluINQ not the whole Quezon city? 🤔
Enhanced community quarantine sa Bacolod City, pinalawig hanggang Abril 30As well as the whole province of Negros Occ. We also recorded 0 case for last 3-5 days. 😊❤ Gutom family ko Don 😭😭😭😭 mayu na lang ina sang sa ma-compromise ang health sang mga Negrense. Kabay pa nga ma flatten na ang curve sa Visayas kag Mindanao .
P1.5 milyong halaga ng hinihinalang shabu, nasabat sa Dumaguete City
Cebu City Agriculture Department urges residents to plant easy-to-grow vegetablesCDNTopStories: The Cebu City Agriculture Department (CAD) is giving out free seedlings to Cebu City residents who wish to grow their own food while the city is under the state of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Read more: How can we grow vegetables our soil sa tiny garden is not conducive for planting unya igkaUlan magFLOOD Tiwas. Useless na planting for me not applicable.
Davao City relief operations in full swingDAVAO CITY – A total 48,292 grocery food packs have already been distributed by the city government to the remaining barangays as part of the relief operations to assist residents in coping with the coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID-19 ) crisis.