FOOD subsidy is what the poorest of the poor have hoped for from their government leaders to deliver in these crucial times as all of us are facing an invisible enemy which is the Covid-19 that has already claimed many lives in the world without sparing medical practitioners.
The pandemic already reached the Philippines and has encompassed it, and it is present in the Province of Negros Occidental and Fifth District.
The office of Negros Occidental 5th District Representative Maria Lourdes “Marilou” Arroyo has responded to the call for assistance in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic by delivering food items to the poorest of the poor living in her district.
Her office wanted to help lessen the impact of the coronavirus disease to the people who already feel anxious about the virus and its effect on their health, and the lack of sources of income and livelihood due to community quarantine.
Her COMTA team together with their volunteers have distributed food packs in the City of Himamaylan, and the municipalities of Moises Padilla, Isabela, Hinigaran, Binalbagan and La Castellana, which were all placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
Based on the reports from the Provincial Government, two areas in Himamaylan, four in Hinigaran and one in Isabela are being recommended to be classified as hot zones due to the presence of the number of people who are classified as patients under investigation (PUIs).
There are also persons under monitoring in Binalbagan and Moises Padilla.
Congresswoman Arroyo appealed to her constituents to follow the order of the provincial and local government to help flatten the curve of the number of those contaminated by the Covid-19.
“In this time of health crisis, we aim to heal as one by staying at our homes and listen to what the government is telling us because all these will be for our own welfare. Maghalong kamo dira. Keep safe everyone, my beloved people, she said.