SEVERAL National Government Agencies (NGAs) have
given funding for the Cebu City
Government to implement
projects related to the fight
against Corona Virus Disease
(Covid-19) pandemic and how
to survive economically.
Cebu City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia named
some NGAs as Department of
Agriculture (DA), Department
of Health (DOH), Department
of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Department of Social Welfare and
DA, through Director Salvador Diputado has given P14
million to the Cebu City Government through Mayor Edgar
Labella to construct a food terminal at South Road Properties.
Diputado said that aside
from food terminal, they will
also conduct seminars to Cebu
City residents who want to engage in urban gardening to
increase food production, and
give them free seeds, seedlings
and organic fertilizer.
Increasing food production, Diputado said, is one
of the ways to survive from
economic crisis because of
The DOH has also given
the Cebu City Local Government Unit (LGU) some funding for financial assistance
to health workers. The DOH
downloaded the funds to the
LGU that implemented it.
The DILG also has provided funding to the Cebu City
Government in support for
contract tracing and allowances to the contract tracers.
The DSWD has provided
the Special Amelioration Program (SAP) for the Cebu City
“So, it will really depend
on the NGA’s proposal and
suggestion on how to implement,” Garcia said.
He agreed with former
mediamen Souie Mercado
who said that Covid-19 is here
to stay forever and the government must strengthen the
health care industry.
He said that with the help
of the several NGAs in various
capacities, Cebu City will survive.
He said that when
Covid-19 started in March
2020, we saw a health care
system that was not very well
versed with this particular virus because it was new.
He said that if we can
strengthen our medical facilities and medical institution
especially in Cebu City, we will
see less and less death due to
Covid-19 or due to any sickness for that matter. ELIAS O.