Zamboanga City ready to distribute 2nd wave of relief aid to residents


The Zamboanga City government is set to start Sunday, May 10, the distribution of the second wave of relief assistance to the residents affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to prevent further transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Mayor Beng Climaco said each house will receive 25 kilos of commercial rice, assorted canned goods, mixed vegetables, salt and a one-time utility assistance that will be directly credited to the account of bonafide member-consumers/concessionaires of Zamboange Electric Cooprative and Zamboanga City Water District, respectively.

The distribution of relief goods to be coursed through the barangays will be on a house-to-house basis.

The City Social Welfare and Development Office will closely monitoring the process to ensure complete distribution, the city government said.

Zamboanga City remains under ECQ after the national Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease approved its request due to high-risk of COVID-19 infection.