Mayor Vico Sotto announces free cremation for Pasig residents who passed away due to COVID-19

Mayor Vico Sotto announces free cremation for Pasig residents who passed away due to COVID-19

- Mayor Vico Sotto said that the local government of Pasig will shoulder the cremation of COVID-19 patients who passed away

- Sotto assured the residents that it is safe and based on the protocols of the Department of Health (DOH)

- For those deaths not related to COVID-19, the “Project Damayan” will still push through

- Sotto also gave an update regarding the social amelioration program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development

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Mayor Vico Sotto announced on Thursday that the local government of Pasig City will shoulder the cremation of its residents who passed away due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KAMI learned that the cremation is safe and based on the protocols of the Department of Health (DOH)

Through a Facebook post, Sotto also announced that the “Project Damayan” will continue for non-COVID-19 deaths.

“Para sa mga taga-Pasig na may COVID-RELATED DEATH, sagot ng Lokal na Pamahalaan ang CREMATION,” he wrote on Facebook.

“’Wag mag-alala, mahigpit tayong sumusunod sa mga protocol ng DOH at 100% ligtas po ito,” he added.

For the social amelioration program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Sotto announced that only 93,000 families in Pasig will be included in the program, as per DSWD.

“Sa isang Resolusyon ng Metro Manila Council, hiningi naming mga Mayor na ibalik sa orihinal ang bilang ng makakatanggap ng tulong,” he said.

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As previously reported by KAMI, Sotto aired his side after the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) summoned him for supposedly violating the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.”

Vico Sotto is the son of TV host Vic Sotto and veteran actress Coney Reyes. Recently, he has been receiving praise for how he is handling the COVID-19 crisis.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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