Mayor Vico Sotto vows to give financial aid to vendors, jeepney & trike drivers amid COVID-19 crisis

Mayor Vico Sotto vows to give financial aid to vendors, jeepney & trike drivers amid COVID-19 crisis

- Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto announced that the local government unit will be providing financial aid to vendors, jeepney and tricycle drivers

- He also said that about 400,000 food packs will be distributed among Pasig City residents

- However, those in depressed areas will be the first to receive the food packs

- Earlier, Sotto announced that all the Pasig City Hall workers will still be receiving their full salaries despite the enhanced community quarantine

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Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto vowed to assist in providing goods and monetary help for informal sector workers that are unable to earn due to the enhanced community quarantine placed all over Luzon.

KAMI learned that the local government unit (LGU) of Pasig City faces the struggle of having people to work during the community quarantine.

In a report by the ABS-CBN News, Sotto shared that financial assistance will be given to vendors, tricycle and jeepney drivers.

“The biggest challenge is that a lot of our constituents cannot work, although they understand why this needs to be done,” Sotto said at the Laging Handa briefing of Malacañang.

“But it becomes a problem when people go hungry. That’s why we bought food packs. Next, we’ll have financial assistance for those vendors who can’t sell, as well as for tricycle drivers and jeepney drivers,” he added.

Earlier, Sotto announced that 400,000 food packs will be distributed to its residents during the community quarantine period.

Through a Facebook post, Sotto explained that the LGU targets to distribute food packs to the most depressed area in the city.

“Target po rito ang mas mahihirap na lugar. Hindi po natin mabibigyan ang lahat. Tandaan na maaari pang tumagal ang krisis na ito, at hindi natin puwedeng ubusin ang resources natin sa isang linggo lamang,” he wrote on Facebook.

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As previously reported by KAMI, Sotto announced that the workers of Pasig City Hall will still be getting their full salaries despite the community quarantine.

The Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 501 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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