DAYS after the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) took effect at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 4, the Davao City Government has yet to finish the first round of the distribution of relief goods in some barangays in the city.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said the City Government is projecting to finish the first round on Wednesday, April 8.
According to the data from the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) as of April 5, Duterte-Carpio said the city has released a total of 184,784 grocery packs in some barangays in the city for the past two weeks.
She said they target to distribute an estimated 350,000 grocery packs during the first round.
On April 6, the city government distributed the goods in the following areas: Baliok, Catalunan Pequeño, Matina Aplaya, Bago Gallera, Bago Aplaya, Dumoy, Callawa, Indangan, Waan, Manduga, Tigatto, Buhangin, Atan-awe, Bangkas, Baracatan, Bato, Bayabas, Binugao, Catigan, Crossing Bayabas, Daliao, Dakuan Plantation, Eden, Lubogan, Marapanbgi, Sibulan, Sirawan, Tagluno, Tagurano, Toril Proper and Tungkalan.
Meanwhile, the city is set to finish the distribution in the following dates and areas.
On April 7, the city will distribute in barangays 3-A, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31 32, 34, 35, 36 38, 39, 40, Catalunan Grande, Matina Pangi, Panialum, Paquibato, Mabuhay, Lumiad, Pandaitan, Fatima Sumimao, Paradise Embak, Malabog, Mapula, Tapak, Salapawan, Ilang, Bunawan, Panacan, Matina Biao, Angalan, Biao Escuela, Balengaeng, Tagakpan, Manuel Guianga, Talandang, New Carmen, New Valencia, Ula, and Biao Guianga.
On April 8, relief packs will be distributed to barangays Pampanga, Cabantian, Angliongto, Hizon, Bangoy, Ubalde, Agdao proper, R. Castillo, Lapu-lapu, Duterte Centro, Salumay, Buda, Baganihan, Magsaysay, Marilog Proper, Salaysay, Gumitan, Dalag, Malamba, Bantol, Suawan, Tamugan, Biao Joaquin, Lampianao, Dominga, Dacudao, Pangyan, Calinan poblacion, Cawayan, Dalagdag, Inayangan, Lacson, Lamanan, Megcawayan, Riverside, Saloy, Sirib, Subasta, Tamayong, Wangan, Gumalang, Malagos, Wines, Cadalia, Carmen, Tambobong, and Tawan-tawan.
The mayor earlier said they initially targeted to distribute the goods before the ECQ.
However, she said they were not able to catch up with the distribution due to the lack of manpower, and the delay of the supply distribution.
Meanwhile, the City Government has set up hot meal stations in 98 barangays in the city, serving free lomi and lugaw every 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.
The city targets barangays that are mostly in coastal and urban areas where most informal settlers and vulnerable families live.