Quezon City gov’t releases guidelines for humanitarian services, cash aid during ECQ

Published August 12, 2021, 7:19 PM

by Allysa Nievera

The Quezon City government has released the guidelines for humanitarian activities during the reimposition of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR).

“The conduct of humanitarian activities is very much welcome in our city. However, we have to enforce some protocols in light of the ECQ restrictions. No programs and congregations will be allowed as they may become superspreader events,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

Distribution of financial, medical, and relief goods, vaccination activities, and other highly essential activities are only allowed as community service events, including cash assistance from the national government.

Donations in kind (food and household supplies) should be done in a door-to-door manner. The “ayuda” will be placed in front of the beneficiaries’ houses.

The donor should be not more than five individuals and must be fully vaccinated, they are also required to observe minimum health protocols.

They must also be accompanied by no more than five representatives of either the city government, Quezon City Police District (QCPD), or barangay officials.

“It will be safer for our residents or beneficiaries to stay at home and wait for the ayuda than for them to congregate at another venue. This way, we are sure that their risk from exposure is less if not zero,” said Belmonte.

Groups who are interested to donate or carry out humanitarian activities are instructed to coordinate with the city government through the Office of the City Mayor at telephone number 8988-4242 local 8303 or via email at [email protected]

The coordination should be done two days before the activity and be able to secure and show a copy of the duly issued coordination forms from the city government in the event of an inspection.