The local government of Muntinlupa has distributed food boxes to indigent residents and other displaced workers in the city ahead of the national government’s “in-kind” assistance in a bid to help them recover from economic disruption brought about by the imposition of Enhanced Community Quarantine in Metro Manila.
Public Information Officer Tez Navarro said the Muntinlupa Social Service Department provided 9,989 food packages to tricycle and jeepney operators and drivers, daily wage earners who were affected by the lockdown, families of city scholars, and other members of disadvantaged groups for the month of March.
Navarro noted that each food box contains grocery items worth 785.00 pesos. She added that Mayor Jaime Fresnedi ordered the continuous distribution of food boxes to Muntinlupa residents as part of the local economic recovery program.
Muntinlupa LGU has distributed 695,184 food boxes to city residents since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last March 2020 up to present.
FOOD BOXES FOR MUNTI TODA: Tricycle Regulatory Unit chief Willy Gomez leads the distribution of food boxes to tricycle drivers and operators from District 2 at Muntinlupa Sports Complex last March 30. The local government continues to provide relief packs to indigent residents and other displaced workers in the city as part of the local economic recovery program.
*Source: Public Information Office