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Cash Prizes for QC Barangays with Sustained Drop in COVID Cases

The city also honored barangay frontliners who died in the line of duty.
by John Paulo Aguilera
Sep 21, 2020
Photo/s: Mayor Joy Belmonte Facebook page

Quezon City, one of the National Capital Region's most densely populated, said it gave cash incentives to villages that saw a sustained drop in COVID-19 infections.

The winning barangays succeeded in implementing the "trace-test-isolate-treat-reintegrate" strategy. The City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) also assessed the barrios, which received prize money based on category:

  • Sikatuna Village, Quirino 3B-Claro and Dioquino Zobel (small barangay) - P50,000
  • Sangandaan and Loyola Heights (medium) - P100,000
  • Sauyo and Fairview (large barangay) - P200,000

"This challenge has strengthened the collaboration between the CESU and the barangays to apply intensified contact tracing activities. By harmonizing our work and coordination with the barangays, we now have a vital tool that will help achieve our goal of zero new cases," CESU head Dr. Rolly Cruz said.

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Mayor Joy Belmonte also paid her last respects to barangay frontliners who died due to COVID-19 with the Bayaning Frontliner Award and P20,000 financial aid for their families. Those who recovered after getting infected were given the Dakilang Frontliner Award and P10,000.

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The city government also commended barangays with the best practices in the following areas:

  • Law enforcement and discipline - Barangays Siena (District 1), Batasan Hills (District 2), Quirino 3-A (District 3), Mariana (District 4), Greater Lagro (District 5), and New Era (District 6)
  • Financial assistance - Barangays Bungad (District 1), Batasan Hills (District 2), Pansol (District 3), San Isidro Galas (District 4), Novaliches Proper (District 5), and Talipapa (District 6)
  • Health assistance - Barangays Veterans Village (District 1), Commonwealth (District 2), Bagumbayan (District 3), San Isidro Galas (District 4), Nagkaisang Nayon (District 5), and Culiat (District 6)
  • Food assistance - Talayan (District 1), Mangga (District 3), Valencia (District 4), Fairview (District 5), and Unang Sigaw (District 6)
  • Special concern lockdown - Barangays Sta. Teresita (District 1), Batasan Hills (District 2), Mangga (District 3), Roxas (District 4), Nagkaisang Nayon (District 5), and Culiat (District 6)

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