A BARANGAY captain in Tacloban City has donated his one month honorarium to the frontliners who help prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in their village.

Albert Eviota, barangay captain of 95-A Caibaan, gave his P18,088 honorarium to the frontliners composed of tanods, health workers, nutrition scholars, service point officers, and human rights action officer.

According to Eviota, the frontliners have worked hard to protect the 1,515 families, including renters and boarders, in their barangay against the infectious disease.

He also distributed one sack of rice to each of his tanod members while the other frontliners received some money out from his travel, training, and seminar budget.

Earlier, almost 200 lawmakers from the House of Representatives said they will donate their entire salaries for the month of May to raise an additional P50 million for the government’s anti-Covid-19 response.

President Rodrigo Duterte also committed to donate his one month salary, while his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte vowed to donate her one-year salary worth P2.1 million to serve as trust fund for the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) employees.

The military and police, along with Duterte’s Cabinet members, also pledged to donate a portion of their salaries to augment the government’s funds against the deadly disease.

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 207 new cases of Covid-19.

The total number of cases in the country is now at 5,660, with 362 deaths and 435 recoveries. (SunStar Philippines)