By Lou Ellen L. Antonio
MARAWI CITY, Mar. 20 (PIA) — Some barangay local government units (BLGU) of this city started to distribute food packs to their constituents amid the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threat.
The internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Barangay Sangcay Dansalan sheltered in transitory housing units in barangays Sagonsonogan, Mipaga and Rorogagus, received the rice, canned goods and water from the BLGU of Sangcay Dansalan.
Camid Gandamra Jr, chairman of Barangay Sangcay Dansalan, said that they are prioritizing their constituents who are in transitory shelters.
“Kami po ay humihingi ng lubos na pang-unawa sa aming nasasakupang barangay (Sangkay) pati na ang mga kabarangay nating nakatira sa iba’t- ibang karatig na siyudad na hindi po natin lahat mabibigyan ng sabay-sabay na ayuda. Sa kadahilanang limitado lang po ang ating galaw at mapagkukunan ng mga pangunahing pangangailangan dahil sa kasalukuyang krisis. Aming pong sinisikap na matugunan ang inyong pangangailangan sa abot ng aming makakaya,” said Gandamra through their Facebook page.
[We ask for the full understanding of our constituents (Sangkay) as well as those living in different neighboring cities that we cannot provide you simultaneously. For the reason that our resources are limited due to the current crisis. We always strive to meet your needs to the best of our ability.]
Meanwhile, Sarah Asnarezah Lomondot Abato, chairwoman of Barangay Marinaut West, shared that they distributed 5 kilos of rice to their constituents in transitory shelters and some home-based IDPs.
“We intend to give the relief through house-to-house distribution to minimize people going out and to help prevent the spread of the virus,” Abato added.
Other BLGUs that distributed food packs to their constituents include Norhaya Village, Sabala A Manao Proper, South Madaya, Datu Naga, Tolali, Raya Madaya 2, Lilod Madaya and Lumbac Marinaut.
As part of the efforts to control the spread of the COVID-19, Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal A. Adiong Jr. and Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra have issued Joint Executive Order (EO) No. 002 placing the Lanao del Sur province, including Marawi City, in an enhanced community quarantine. (LELA/PIA ICIC)