How a COVID-Free Barangay in Manila Can Get P100,000

P89.6 million is allocated for the incentive program.
Photo/s: Jerome Ascaño

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno promised a P100,000 reward to any barangay that will get through the end of October without logging a new COVID-19 case, as part of efforts to involve the community in the fight against the pandemic.

The city has recorded 874 active cases and 6,911 recoveries as of Aug. 31, with densely populated Tondo and Sampaloc identified as coronavirus hotspots. The Manila Health Department will team up with the Department of Health to "rigorously verify" if a barangay tallied zero COVID-19 cases from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 before it could claim the incentive.

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The city government alloted P89.6 million for the mobilization of 896 barangays against the spread of the coronavirus, the Manila Public Information Office said.

"Kung talagang magbibigay lang din kami ng tulong, we wanted to utilize whatever resources that we have in continuous effort in fighting COVID-19," Moreno said.

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