10 Relief Items Distributed in Metro Manila During the CoVid-19 Lockdown

Here's a list of 10 items that we have received from the local government of the City of Manila during the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or lockdown, implemented last March 17. 

The lockdown was recently extended in certain parts to May 15 by the national government because the cases are still going up.

Here's the list:

1. Bigas (weekly ration)
2. Tuyo 
3. Canned Fish
4. Whole Chicken
5. Hotdog
6. Spaghetti and Spaghetti Sauce
7. Eggs
8. Bihon
9. Face Masks
10. 1,000 Pesos Cash

These relief items are being distributed by our barangay to every household. There are also special relief items for Senior Citizens.

Aside from the relief goods from the local government, we have also received 1,000 worth of Sodexo GCs from Caritas Manila Oplan Damayan given as monetary support from different private corporations.

We also received chocolate pies, veggies and Ladies' Choice items distributed by other cause oriented groups and NGOs.

I didn't avail of that so-called SAP from the government even though I am one of those who lost all means of livelihood since the start of the quarantine period. At least walang maisusumbat sa kin tong mga nasa gobyerno kapag nagsasalita ako sa mga kapalpakan nila! 

Anyway, I heard that the Oplan Damayan group and other NGOs are now doing an audit of their relief distribution efforts. Parang contact-tracing lang din ng DOH kung yun mga sinubmit na nakalista ay talagang nakatanggap - kasi, although majority of the central distribution are parish-based, idinadaan pa din kasi nila ito sa mga barangay - at alam naman natin ang kalakaran ng ibang barangay. Di naman lahat matitino, marami pa rin ang mananamantala.

So, sana nga lang yun sa mga binibigay ng gobyerno meron din audit na mangyari. Kasi marami ako comment na nakikita na merong mga household at communities na di talaga nakakatanggap at kung makatanggap man e isang beses lang habang ang iba ay halos linggo linggo may nakukuha.