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Dumaguete resumes rice distribution to residents

The Dumaguete City government resumed yesterday the distribution of 25-kilo sacks of rice to residents as part of efforts to help them cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The first of nine barangays scheduled for the rice distribution this month is Poblacion 8, an advisory from the City Public Information Office showed.

The other barangays are Junob (Jan. 7), Bantayan (Jan. 8), Calindagan (Jan. 11), Piapi (Jan. 12), Camanjac (Jan. 13), Mangnao (Jan. 14), Tabuc-tubig (Jan. 15), and Bagacay (Jan. 16).

The city government started the rice distribution last December but took a break for the holidays.

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo was quoted as saying, “This second round of rice distribution of 25 kilos of rice is the city’s way of helping the people during this Covid-19 crisis”.

The beneficiaries were previously identified through the City Social Welfare Office and the barangay officials.

Employees from the Office of the Mayor and barangay officials will deliver the rice assistance to the homes of the recipients. The delivery is on a first-come, first-served basis based on barangays that were able to complete and submit the requirements to the city government.*PNA

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