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Bohol Capitol assists Covid-19 victims

THE administration of Governor Art C. Yap and Vice Governor Rene L. Relampagos in Bohol has given assistance to individuals in crisis situations and financial assistance to Boholanos affected by Covid-19.

The financial and service assistance to individuals in crisis include: P19.275 million cash for 9,599 individuals; medical, P16.392 million for 7,664 individuals; burial, P2 million for 604 beneficiaries; supportive devices, P260,450 for 93 persons; transportation, P149,000; and food, P521,480 for 1,180 people.

The financial assistance for Boholanos hit by Covid-19 are: P26.850 million for 13,284 offshore Boholanos; 10 kilos of rice each to 19,914 displaced tourism workers; eight kilos of rice each for 365,960 families; P5.249 million cash from Province-led Panghanapbuhay Para sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to 1,193 beneficiaries; and P2 million cash for work for 500 agricultural workers under “Kita sa Kakugi” program.

The other Covid-19 assistance comprised are: 7,200 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for provincial frontliners; 11,600 kits for rapid testing to Local Government Units (LGUs); 7,327 kits for PCR test administered by Bohol Containerized PCR Laboratory; 11,404 beds to municipal quarantine centers; and 176 beds to provincial quarantine center.

The Bohol Provincial Government also assisted about 35,036 returning Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs), 11,032 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), and 123 Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR).

In the Part 1 of the Year-End Report 2020, the Yap-Relampagos administration released Covid-19 statistics (as of Dec. 26, 2020) with 793 total confirmed cases, 18 active cases, 759 recoveries, and 16 deaths. ELIAS O. BAQUERO