Agoo Mayor Stefanie Ann Y. Eriguel said, the aid is composed of food and non-food items which will be provided as immediate assistance to her constituents.
“The relief items will be distributed to families identified by their barangay council and the municipal social welfare officer,” Eriguel told the Philippine Information Agency.
There are some 2,000 households in this town, but the relief packs will be given to those who are mostly in need.
“We have allocated budget for a total of 15,000 relief packs,” said Eriguel, adding that it comes from the Quick Response Fund of the LGU.
Initially, 5,000 packs will be distributed on Monday, March 23. Each pack is comprised of rice, noodles, sardines, coffee, and soap.
The multi-cab of the town’s villages will be utilized for the delivery of the goods to the beneficiaries.
“All our available resources, both at the LGU and barangay levels, are pooled together and will be used to help our people amidst this crisis,” the local chief executive said.
Meanwhile, she urged the residents to strictly follow the guidelines on the enhanced community quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (JCR/JND, PIA La Union)
By Joanne Namnama P. Dilim