The Quezon City government has allocated P18-billion for the COVID-19 response, part of which have been sourced from abandoned infrastructure projects of the past local administration.
The local government decided to review all the infrastructure projects of the past administration found out that a large number of them had been abandoned by their contractors.
The city cut down on allocations for planned infrastructure projects and set aside their implementation to prioritize the provision of much-needed support to QCitizens at the height of the pandemic.
The bulk of the P18-billion went to the establishment of isolation facilities, including molecular laboratories.
The procurement of hygiene and COVID-19 test kits was also prioritized in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On financial assistance, the city created the Kalingang QC and its own social amelioration program.
The city noted the huge contribution of over 150 doctors, some were from other places in the country, for their selfless acts when they engaged themselves in contact tracing, telemedicine and hospital referrals to hell over 300, 000 residents.