Mar 19, 2020

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Capitol launches home-based face mask livelihood program

JASMINE D. JASO
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – In response to supply shortage, the provincial government, through the initiative of Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda and Vice Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda, created a home-based face mask livelihood program.

In this program, the provincial government will provide six hundred ‘ready to sew’ pieces of garments to home-based sewers across the province.

Each beneficiary will be given the task of producing face masks that will be distributed mainly to frontliners, such as medical and on-ground personnel, who are working to help curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the province.

“The recipients will receive a total payment of three thousand pesos once they are done making the items, that means per piece is equivalent to five pesos,” said Olga Frances “Fritzie” David-Dizon, second district board member.

To date, there is still an on-going distribution of garments to some areas of Lubao, Porac, San Simon, Bacolor, and the cities of Mabalacat and San Fernando.

Around a hundred thousand of reusable face masks are still expected to be rolled out in several municipalities in the province as the country continues to experience supply shortage amid the COVID-19 pandemic.