Garbo earmarks P30-M aid to Mabalaquenos

MABALACAT City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo has allotted P30 million as quick response fund for the purchase of relief goods for his constituents for the duration of the enhanced community quarantine.

According to Garbo, he is targeting to distribute 10,000 to 15,000 food packs for needy Mabalaquenos.

In an interview, he said the city government has started giving food packs to families of persons under monitoring (PUMs) and persons under investigation (PUIs).

Others who will receive food packs are indigenous people and indigent families.

Garbo said the city’s Social Welfare and Development Office has been preparing the food packs for the simultaneous distribution to Mabalaquenos.

A food pack contains six kilos of rice, canned goods, and others.

According to Garbo, the food pack distribution team and barangay officials and personnel of the City Health Office shall conduct the house-to-house visit. This is done through the “knock-leave-acknowledge” process.

After a member of the household responds to the knock, the team will leave the food pack in front of the door or house.

Garbo appealed to his constituents to stay home while the ECQ is in effect, in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

As of press time, Mabalacat is still free of Covid-19.

“Makisabi ku pu mayap kekayu na sana makisang-ayun kayu pamu pu kekami at emi ngan pu atugunan ing pamangailangan yu pero gagawa ke pung paralan para makasaup kami lalu na ngeni lockdown. Ala pung halung pulitika ini uling tutugunan mi mu pu ing pamangailangan da reng tau,” Garbo said.

Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Geld Aquino and Councilor Timmy Dee, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, General Services Office and City Environment and Natural Resources Office conducted another disinfection drive in Barangays Tabun, Cacutud, San Joaquin, Poblacion, Mamatitang, Dolores, and Atlu Bola.

Garbo said the disinfection drive will be conducted daily to strengthen efforts to protect Mabalaqueños from the deadly Covid-19 disease.


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