THE Navotas City government began the distribution of 18,000 relief packs to Navoteño families through a “katok system.” Saturday afternoon.
Priority beneficiaries of food packs, containing five kilos of rice and 16 pieces of assorted canned goods, are informal settler families living in danger zones and residents of the city’s housing projects.
The city employed a “katok system” wherein local government employees would knock on the door of a beneficiary’s home, hand one member a claim stub and advise him or her where to claim the relief pack.
The distribution team would wait for 30 seconds before knocking on the next household to ensure that social distancing is observed.
Mayor Toby Tiangco urged all city residents to strictly follow the rules and regulations of the enhanced community quarantine to prevent the spread of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
“Stay home and avoid going out if not for valid reasons. The home quarantine is for your own good and for the safety of your loved ones,” he said.
Tiangco warned that anyone who approaches the vehicle carrying the relief packs or comes to the distribution venue without a claim stub may face arrest for violating the quarantine order.