PGIN distributes ‘COVID-19’ relief to LGUs

by Stewart C. Ocampo

Mar. 23, 2020 ...

In a bid to ensure continued assistance to communities and families from the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN), through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) and the Sustainable Development Office (SDC) distributed food packs to the first group of local government unit (LGU) recipients today, March 24.

The Provincial Government has distributed sacks of rice and food packs to the municipalities of Carasi, Piddig, Solsona, and Banna, catering to families, whose wages are earned on a daily basis. These include the Millenium Development Goal (MDG) recipients, drivers, street vendors, farmers, and fisherfolk, among others.

Earlier today, the municipalities of Adams, Dumalneg, Pagudpud, Bangui, Burgos, Currimao, Pinili, Paoay, and Nueva Era also received their reliefs in front of the Provincial Capitol Building.

At present, Ilocos Norte is still under enhanced community quarantine due to COVID-19, which limits residents from the access of basic needs such as food and essential health services.

“Hopefully within this week, we will be able to distribute all the reliefs to the remaining LGUs so they could also immediately deliver it down to their respective barangays,” Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Ms. Corazon Lilian Rin said.

A total of almost 70,000 families throughout the province will be given relief assistance.