National gov’t to aid LGUs in ECQ areas

By Marie Angelie Villapando

QUEZON CITY –  The national government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development will provide augmentation support to areas recently declared under the  Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), said Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque in a statement.

“At present, the DSWD Field Office 6 is coordinating with the LGUs to determine how many families within the ECQ areas are affected and are eligible to receive aid from the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS),” Roque said.

He added that the DSWD is  coordinating with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for the provision of air and other logistical assets for the immediate distribution of Family Food Packs (FFPs) to LGUs under ECQ .

“This augmentation support is on top of the stockpiles and food packs, which concerned LGUs can provide,” Roque added.

He also called on everyone to strictly adhere to the minimum public health standards and get vaccinated once supply and dates become available.

President Rodrigo Duterte  has approved the imposition of ECQ status in Iloilo province and its highly-urbanized Iloilo City, Cagayan de Oro City, and the City of Gingoog in Misamis Oriental until July 31. Philippine Information Agency

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