Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has assured continued rice distribution to Dabawenyos for as long as supplies are available.
This as the city government has completed the fourth round of rice aid but at a reduced amount since many residents have already returned to work, Duterte-Carpio said.
“Tabangan gihapon nato sila until naa pa, until makahatag pa ta og bugas para ma-augment ang ilahang pagkaon diha sa sulod sa ilang mga balay (We will continue helping them as long as we have the resources until we can still give them rice to augment food needs in their homes),” she said.
From enhanced community quarantine, Davao City is now under general community quarantine amid the coronavirus disease pandemic.
With the help of the barangay councils and the LGBTQ community, the fourth round of rice distribution to the 182 barangays was completed.
“Gi-reduce nato because GCQ na man. So dunay uban sa atoa nga namalik na sa trabaho, therefore they can expect nga aduna sila’y sweldo (We have reduced the number because we are already in GCQ. If some of you already resumed working we expect you will be receiving salaries),” the mayor said.
Areas with a higher population received more sacks of rice. Of the 182 barangays, four barangays received 30 sacks of rice; five received 25 sacks; 13 received 20 sacks; 78 received 15 sacks and 82 barangays received 10 sacks of rice.
In giving aid to Dabawenyos, Duterte-Carpio said the city government will prioritize those who have not yet resumed their work.