Quezon City Government Designates P1 Billion for Food Assistance Amid Community Quarantine

The Quezon City government has announced an allocation of Php 1 billion in food assistance for the entire duration of the quarantine period. This is meant to sustain at least 400,000 families until the mandated end of community quarantine.


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Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte explained that they plan to distribute 400,000 food packs, supposedly good for 2 million people, each week of the enhanced community quarantine.

The official QC Government Facebook page released a clarification on these funds this March 23. Contrary to misinformation alleging that Php 1 billion would be spent on 400,000 food packs, the total amount has actually been earmarked to cover food assistance for the 4 weeks of the community quarantine.

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