Army, LGU hand out cash aid to Gingoog folk

By : Mindanao Today/08:04:13pm 08/10/2021


Soldiers from the Army’s 58th Infantry Battalion keep watch over the distribution of government assistance in Gingoog City recently. (Photo supplied)

ORIENTAL – The 58th Infantry Dimalulupig Battalion aided the Gingoog city government
in facilitating the distribution of ECQ special cash assistance to barangay
households, which began on August 6, 2021.

On August 4, 2021, a
Memorandum of Agreement was signed in Camp Alagar, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City
by Undersecretary Felicisimo Budiongan, DSWD, RD Mariflor Dollaga-Libang, DSWD-10,
and Mayor Erick Cañosa of Gingoog and Mayor Oscar Moreno of Cagayan de Oro for
the implementation of the special cash assistance program for those affected by
the Enhanced Community Quarantine from July 16 to August 07, 2021.

The distribution of ECQ
assistance began in Barangays 18-A, 19, 18 and 20 in August 6, while the financial
assistance was received in Barangays 23, 16, 24, 13, 21, 22-A, and 17 on August
7, 2021.

The distribution of cash assistance was successfully carried out by city and barangay officials in collaboration with the 58IB, who meticulously followed the heightened restrictions to ensure that Covid-19 protocols were not disregarded.

According to DWSD-10,
there are nearly 53,000 families or individuals that have been affected by the
ECQ implementation, hence the national government transferred funds totaling
P212,000,000 to DSWD-10.

Based on the DSWD joint memorandum circular, each individual of families will receive P1,000 and not more than P4,000.

Cañosa is grateful for
the support extended by the President in providing assistance to residents of
Gingoog who have been severely affected by the ECQ.

The mayor also expressed gratitude to the national government agencies for their support in implementing this initiative.

As part of 58IB's area
of operation, Lt. Col. Ricky Canatoy, the battalion’s commanding officer,
assured Gingoog of the Dimalulupig troopers’ best efforts to help and attend to
the needs of the people throughout the pandemic.

“Rest assured, the Dimalulupig Troopers are always ready to provide help to the best of our ability, as it is also our mission to protect the people, even from invisible enemies like Covid-19.”

The distribution of cash aid will continue in the next days, ensuring that all people of Gingoog City's 79 barangays receive assistance.

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