Stranded students in Manila get cash aid from city government

Published April 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Minka Tiangco

The Manila City government distributed a P1,000-cash aid each to 150 students who got stranded in their schools and dormitories after the enhanced community quarantine was implemented.


Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said this came after he received several messages from stranded students and their parents asking for help from the city government. City government officials distributed the cash relief after getting information on the whereabouts and contact numbers of the students, Domagoso said in his city address Thursday, April 9, evening.

“Sa mga magulang na nagaalala sa iba’t ibang dako ng Metro Manila, ng Luzon, o ng bansa (To the parents in different parts of Metro Manila, Luzon, or the country), just tell us where they are. We have already gathered some information, location, and contact numbers. We will try to reach them. Mabawasan ko man lang ang inyong pagaalala, pag-agam-agam, pangamba, na kung kamusta na ang inyong mga anak sa kanya-kanya nilang dormitoryo (Just so I can lessen your worries and fears on the condition of your children in their dorms),” he said.

“Sa maliit naming kaparaanan, pipilitin namin silang yakapin pansamantala at maging pansamantalang ama nila habang sila ay nandidito sa lungsod ng Maynila (In our own little way, we will make sure that they are taken cared of. I will temporarily be their father while they are here in the city of Manila),” he added.

The local chief executive said they are still collecting information on the other stranded students.