THE city Government of Davao turned over P3.3 million worth of vehicles to barangays for faster delivery of food assistance to communities, especially in times of disasters and emergencies.

Based on a report from the City Information Office (CIO), three new “Kusina ng Bayan” vehicles were deployed to the Barangay Cultural Communities and Affairs Division (BCCAD) of the Office of the City Mayor.

Jose Ong, head of BCCAD, said the three new Hyundai H100 units will boost the “Kusina ng Bayan” program.

“This will strengthen the Kusina ng Bayan program because previously, we were only renting our vehicles. Now that we have our own vehicles, it will be easier for us to deliver food assistance our communities,” Ong said in an interview.

Ong said that with the vehicles, they could readily respond to several areas in the event of a disaster.

“It would be of great help, especially during flashfloods or other calamities,” he said.

The brand new vehicles were presented during Monday’s regular flag ceremony.

Currently, the city government has two other mobile kitchens under the City Social Services and Development Office. The mobile kitchens served Dabawenyos in time of Typhoon Vinta and fire incidents.

The Kusina ng Bayan program was launched last year to serve food to calamity victims. (With CIO)