- The city of Manila prepared relief packs and hygiene kits for their public school students
- Over 275,000 students are expected to benefit from the government’s initiative
- Mayor Isko Moreno said the parents are expected to receive their relief packs since minors are still not allowed to leave the house due to quarantine restrictions
The local government of Manila has announced that they will be giving relief goods to students of public schools in their city.
Amid the ongoing health crisis brought about by COVID-19, the city of Manila continues to provide for their residents. This time, they specifically made relief efforts for the learners of their public schools.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno announced that over 275,000 students from kindergarten to Grade 12 in public schools would receive food packs and hygiene kits from the government.
Mayor Isko held a meeting with Manila City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Maria Magdalena Lim, Division of City Schools Property Chief Roland Soriano, and 107 other school principals and agreed on several measures for their learners. Among those agreements include the creation of a database of students classified per Barangay for a more convenient distribution of the relief packs.
Since minors are still not allowed to go out of their houses due to quarantine protocols, the parents will be tasked to receive their allocation. Mayor Isko added that they will start the distribution as soon as they receive the data from the schools.
“Sa tulong ng mga principal ay ide-deliver ito sa kani-kaniyang mga barangay. Dahil hindi naman makalalabas ang mga bata, mga nanay at tatay ang kukuha nito,” Mayor Isko was quoted by PNA saying.
Meanwhile, the city of Manila already started distributing their second tranche of the City Amelioration Crisis Assistance Fund (CACAF 2). Mayor Isko confirmed that they allocated an initial P629 million for around 611,000 families. Each household will receive a cash assistance of P1,000.