Mayor Dino Reyes- Chua of Noveleta, Cavite donated his one whole year salary from January to December 2020 to purchase food packs for 15,000 families in his hometown.
He posted in his official facebook account a video of relief goods packed by hundreds of volunteers for their weekly house to house food delivery.
They have been sending food packs every week since the enchance community quarantine started.
He explained that during the first week, the barangay Quick Response Fund (QRF) was utilized to provide food packs and the second week was covered by their municipal calamity fund.
After exhausting all their savings from 2018 and 2019, the mayor does not want to deplete their calamity fund for the year 2020 since Noveleta is a flood-prone municipality.
"We are only in the first quarter of the year and we dont know what will happen in the coming months especially during the typhoon season.” Mayor Chua said.
Instead of depleting the town’s quick response fund, the mayor just waived his one year salary amounting to more or less 2Million Pesos to augment their funds to purchase enough food packs for 15,000 families in all 16 barangays.
This news gone viral and Netizens are now calling other government officials to join the 1-Year Salary Challenge and donate it to the people.