Rice relief: Every household gets half-cavan in Dinalupihan

Rice relief: Every household gets half-cavan in Dinalupihan
Residents get their share of half-cavan of rice. Photo by Ernie Esconde

DINALUPIHAN, Bataan As part of its relief operations during the modified enhanced community quarantine, the municipal government here on Wednesday started distributing one-half cavan of rice to each household in 46 barangays.

Municipal administrator Roland Rojas said Mayor Maria Angela Garcia directed the immediate release of the rice thinking of the welfare of residents at a time when they do not know where to source their daily food at this time of the pandemic.

Rice in halfcavan sacks was distributed through doortodoor delivery to each household supervised by LGU employees and department heads.

Rojas said the first recipients were from barangays Aquino, Bonifacio, Burgos, Del Pilar, Mabini Proper, Padre Dandan, Rizal, Zamora, Bayan-BayananMagsaysay, Payangan and Tubo-Tubo.

He said distribution will continue until all 32,500 households are served.

“Mayor Garcia while helping the villagers in the form of rice is also providing income for drivers and operators of public utility jeepneys that were used in delivering the grains,” Rojas said.

Just for Wednesday, about 40 jeep loads  of rice were delivered.

Before the end of March, the municipal government released P15.5 million for the purchase and distribution of food packs and hygiene kits to residents in 46 villages.Source: Ernie Esconde / punto.com.ph

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