Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has assured the Dabawenyos that the local government could sustain its relief operations even with a prolonged enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
The presidential daughter said the city has sufficient budget to support the relief operations.
She also said that the local government has also opened a donation account for individuals and groups wanting to extend help to the needy.
“We opened a donation account and we are using it now for the relief operations,” she said.
Aside from the donations, the city government is also using its disaster fund to aid the needs of the public.
“We are also using our disaster fund. So far, our budget can keep up with the relief operation,” Duterte-Carpio said.