By Marie Tonette Marticio
TACLOBAN City – The local government of Kananga, Leyte is distributing a sack of rice and two dressed chickens would be part of the relief package that each family will receive in the town’s bid to help its residents cope with the quarantine measures being implemented due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
According to Municipal Administrative Officer Adelito Solibaga Jr., the generous relief packages were part of the P74 million that the municipal government has allotted for projects, programs and activities to be undertaken in connection with efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“Mayor Matt Torres just wants to give back to the people their taxes,” Solibaga said, citing that the LGU has extended the general community quarantine until April 30, and will be ready to distribute more relief packs to over 16,000 families as the need arises.
He shared that Kananga town strictly observes border control points and social distancing.
In support of their frontliners, the local government unit has also allotted P1.5 million that will be divided among law enforcers, healthcare workers, volunteers, and barangay officials.
Meanwhile, the official said that they would need a P174-million budget for the town’s six-month program against COVID-19.