COTABATO CITY—At least 3,000 tricycle and pedicab drivers each received 25-kilo sack of rice on Tuesday, October 5, in Marawi City.
This is to continually address the needs of the residents of the city who are currently affected by Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) brought about by Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19).
This initiative of Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) is in partnership with the Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC), Office of Deputy Chief Minister Ali B. Solaiman, and Members of Parliament from Lanao del Sur.
Social Services Minister Raissa Jajurie said that MSSD has been providing relief assistance to poor and vulnerable families affected by Covid-19 across the region since the pandamic started.
“We hope that with this humble relief assistance, MSSD can help ease the daily burden of our tricycle and pedicab drivers who have been affected by the MECQ in Marawi City,” Jajurie said.
The activity is one of the mandates of MSSD to help the region cope during these trying times.
Meanwhile, MP Marjanie S. M Macasalong said, “the main source of income of these drivers are reduced to none, that is why delivering goods to them is one of our priorities.” (Bureau of Public Information)