Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso receives donations from a donor. (photo from Manila PIO FB Page)

The City of Manila continue to receive more donations from different private companies and individuals in its continuing effort to ease the inconvenience of its residents brought about by the Luzon-wde lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The city reported receiving donations in cash, cheques, food packs, sacks of rice, canned goods, vegetables, juices, bread and even medical supplies and equipment.

Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno Domagoso” said the city government bought 2.5 million kilos of rice equivalent to 50,000 sacks of rice from the National Food Authority. These will be distributed at three kilos per family along with other food items donated to the city.

The mayor also noted that 9,000 persons with disabilities (PWDs) and solo parents will soon receive aid as soon as their list has been validated.

Grade 12 students of various schools in the city along with students from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and Unibersidad de Manila are also being considered for aid but the mechanics are still being decided on.

He also bared the approval of a P20 million supplemental budget to the City Amelioration Crisis Assistance Fund (CACAF) which will benefit about 14,000 families from 100 barangays who have not yet received any cash aid from the local government. (Joel Mangahis)