Barat to the max! QC denies P2,500 price tag for food packs but mum on actual cost
The local government of Quezon City has denied reports that food packs for residents affected by the enhanced community quarantine cost P2,500 each for a measly selection of relief goods.
In a statement on Wednesday, March 26, Quezon City blamed Manila Bulletin for what it called “erroneously released information” about the quantity and cost of the food packs.
“Quezon City food packs DO NOT cost P2,500 per pack. We have earmarked at least 1 Billion pesos in food assistance to feed an initial 400,000 families for the entire 4-week quarantine period. After consultation with the Barangay officials, we increased the target to 500,000 families,” the local government said.
Quezon City, however, did not say how much each food pack costs.
As of March 24, the local government said it has distributed over 379,000 food packs to residents affected by the enhanced community lockdown due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).