Homeless Manileños provided with food and shelter amid COVID-19 spread

A simple act of kindness will go a long way. 

Offering assistance in this time of crisis, the city’s Department of Social Welfare scoured the streets of Ermita, Malate, Kalaw, Pedro Gil, Taft, Roxas Blvd., Service Road at Baywalk to rescue street dwellers, families, youth, and the elderlies. 

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This is upon the directive of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, in relation to the strict implemantion of the enhanced community quarantine in Manila. 

The rescued street dwellers were given food, shelter and medicine. They also have individual modular tents as sleeping areas provided by the local government at the Delpan Sports Complex in Manila. 

“Regular na rasyon din ng pagkain ang natatanggap ng bawat evacuee sa agahan, tanghalian at hapunan. Mayroon ding kani-kaniyang hygiene kit at face masks,”

“…22 rito ay Manileno, 72 ang tiga ibang lungsod at 51 na walang permanenteng tirahan”

– Manila Public Information Office

Housing these 145 evacuees (as of March 21), is an effective way to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and a great way to cement our faith in humanity.

We are all in this together no matter the class, the house and the race.

“Kapag panahon ng kalamidad hindi tayo pwedeng pumili ng tao. Kahit hindi tiga-Maynila, tumutulong tayo. Sa totoo lang, mas marami ang hindi tiga-Maynila pero hindi natin sila p’wedeng pabayaan,”

-Dir. Re Fugoso, MDSW director
Photos from the Manila Public Information Office Facebook Page

COVID-19 Cebu

As the threat of the Coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19 rises every day, the Cebu province has taken a proactive approach and is pulling all stops in protecting the island. Here’s everything you need to know about COVID-19 and its symptoms: https://sugbo.ph/2020/corona-virus-in-cebu/

With this, an Executive Order was issued for the implementation of the drastic but necessary measures to avoid the spread of the virus. For more information, head on to: https://sugbo.ph/2020/cebu-implements-drastic-measures/

If you are sick and think you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical attention, call the local Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice: 0922-397-2334 / 0943-568-3298 / (032) 402-3091 / (032) 402-1269.

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Marel Baluyos
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"Cebu is my always."

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