Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has launched the city’s COVID-19 Food Security Program (FSP), an initiative that would allow about 700,000 families to receive a monthly food subsidy from the local government.
Domagoso said the subsidy aims to mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Philippine economy.
The subsidy includes three kilos of rice, 16 pieces of canned goods, and eight sachets of coffee. About P3 billion has already been allocated for the program, Domagoso said.
Citing reports that the COVID-19 pandemic will have a “long-term impact” on the country’s economy, Domagoso hopes the COVID-19 FSP would curb hunger of poverty-stricken families in the nation’s capital.
Aside from the food security program, the mayor also assured the public that the city’s ongoing housing projects will continue despite the pandemic.