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Manila OKs P227 M for meals

MANILA CITY HALLThe city government of Manila has allocated P227.5 million for meals of thousands of families who may be affected by the month-long Metro Manila lockdown.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said during a city address yesterday that about 350,000 families will be given meals thrice a day should the situation worsen.

He disclosed that the city government has a supply of 105,600 canned goods, 81,600 bottled water, and 6,600 packs of three kilograms of rice that can be distributed to families in need.

Vitamins C and B complex supplements will also be acquired by the city government to strengthen the immune system of senior citizens living in Manila, Moreno said.

Domagoso also said that P12.9 million has been allocated to acquire more disinfection equipment for hospitals in the Philippine capital.

Six disinfection systems worth P4.2 million, three air purification machines worth P7.5 million, and 196 bottles of disinfection solution worth P1.2 million have been purchased by the city government, the local chief executive said. (Minka Tiangco)