23,000 households to receive relief goods on the first day of distribution

The city government of Davao is rolling out on Monday the relief goods operation and 23,000 households are expected to receive relief goods on the first day of the operations.

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said in an interview on government-run Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR) referred to the 23,000 qualified households as those severely affected by the impact of the coronavirus  (Covid-19) pandemic.

The families that will receive the relief goods are those holders of the ration cards such as indigents and the head of the family is out of work, contractual and “no work, no pay” head of the family, and self-employed.

She said implementing agency City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) is now ready for the first day of the distribution of relief goods in 30 barangays in coordination with the barangay captains and team leaders from the city council who will monitor the compliance of social distancing parameter.

“Ang ilang counting per household. Kung 14 mo kabuok sa isa ka balay ug kung kinsa ang head. Ang head of family puwede mother nga working o father nga working, o solo parent nga working, igsoon nga working,” Mayor Sara said.

She also assured that those individuals not residing in Davao City but working in the city will also get relief goods as well as the drivers under the TUPAD program of the Department of Labor and Employment 11 (DOLE 11) and Person With Disability (PWD).

“Wala ta’y dilian, basta wala lang nangilad ang tao sa iyang claims nga affected siya.

The mayor said distribution will cover the 182 barangays of Davao City and will run until March 27.