MAITUM, Sarangani β€” The Local Government Unit of Maitum has already completed rolling out the first wave of distribution of free half-sack of rice to every household affected by enhanced community quarantine due to COVID-19 threat, on April 18, Saturday.

Mayor Alexander Bryan Reganit, along with Vice Mayor Tito Balazon, Sangguniang Bayan Members, the Municipal Social Welfare and Development personnel, and some volunteers, have personally distributed half sack (25kg) of rice to each of the 10,250 households throughout the 19 barangays of the Municipality for 5 days straight.

Though there were barangays who managed to provide enough counterparts to cater all of their households, there were also barangays who could only provide relief counterpart to majority of their households. These barangays prioritized those who are displaced or the “no work, no pay” individuals and the “poorest of the poor”.”I hope the public understands that we cannot prioritize everyone and that we are going to prioritize those who are really underprivileged”, said Mayor Reganit over his short talk before the distribution started.

β€œThe LGU Maitum through the Social Welfare and Development Office, and the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, will again prepare another half sack of rice per household throughout the 19 barangays for the second wave for the month of May,” the mayor said.