TAGUIG CITY, April 7 -- The Philippine Army and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) partnered in COVID-19 relief response which aims to aid households during the implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine.
On April 6, Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Gilbert I. Gapay welcomed ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa and his group at the Army headquarters. He led the tour and presented to the ADB President and his group, the repacking process of the relief goods at the Headquarters, Philippine Army Grandstand.
Through the Army Headquarters and Headquarters Support Group and Army Civil-Military Operations Regiment, a total of 50,000 food packs are targeted to be repacked and delivered to target communities in Metro Manila in coordination with the DSWD.
The Army Support Command has already committed 17 military trucks for the immediate distribution of the relief items.
Meanwhile, ADB also requested the assistance of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and other Local Government Units to fast track the delivery and distribution of the 250 Million worth of Family Food Packs (FFPs) to target communities in the National Capital Region,
On April 4, the Philippine Army have already distributed 4,613 FFPs to 3,075 households of Brgy Hulong Duhat, Malabon City.
Army Vice Commander Maj. Gen Reynaldo M. Aquino accompanied Mr Asakawa in Barangay Pinagsama, Taguig City to witness the distribution of 3,500 FFPs to its beneficiaries.
Each Family Food Packs (FFP) contains 10 kilograms of rice, 36 assorted canned goods, and 20 sachets of milk and coffee.
Gapay thanked ADB for the donated relief goods and assured for the efficient and fast distribution of Family Food Packs to all households affected by COVID-19 pandemic crisis. (JBB/PA)