By Danny Estacio
GEN. LUNA, Quezon – The municipal government here has distributed a total of P8.4 million in relief goods and cash assistance to its constituents to help them cope with the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.
Mayor Matt Erwin Florido has already rendered a financial statement itemizing the expenses incurred by the municipal government in embarking on the massive social amelioration program.
According to FLorido, P5 million were used to purchase relief goods for the estimated 8,000 households in the town.
“Walang pipiliin, lahat bibigyan,” Florido stated as he led the distribution of the relief packs consisting of 10 kilos of rice, six sardine cans, and six noodle packs.
He added that P2 million were allocated to assist all displaced workers or the unemployed, including Gen. Luna natives who were displaced by lost jobs elsewhere. Each of them will receive P1,000.
He added that this was based on a Sangguniang Bayan resolution, headed by Vice-mayor Jovito Red, which stated that recipients will be construction workers, factory workers, maids, security guards, waiters, waitresses, bus and truck driver, salesladies and salesmen. These recipients must report to their respective barangay chairman for them to be listed, Florido said.
For mothers with children aged-0-2 years old, the mayor said P1.4 million have been allocated for milk, food and supplement for mothers. Each mother will also get P1,000. The mothers should report to the Barangay Health Workers to have themselves listed for this assistance.