Lapu gov’t mulls cash incentives for COVID-free barangays

By: Futch Anthony Inso - CDN Digital | September 08,2021 - 02:02 PM

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government plans to give cash incentives to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-free barangays.

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that this is done to encourage barangay officials to intensify their campaign against the deadly virus.

“Manghatag pod ta ug incentives niadtong mga barangay nga COVID-free kay maningkamot mana ang mga kapitan. Kay ingon ana nga pasagdan lang sa kapitan nga modaghan na ang iyaha, timaan na nga wala gyuy pagpakabana. Ug ang kapitan nagpakabana, maningkamot sab to siya kay there is an incentive,” Chan said.

Chan, however, said that they will still need to plan first on how to implement such an initiative. They will also need to determine first the amount they will give to a COVID-free barangay, especially that the city’s budget is already depleted.

“Well mao na’y atong tun-an. Atoa nang pag-ayo pila gyud atong ihatag sa COVID-free barangay. Tan-awon nato sa atong budget,” he added.

Based on the monitoring of the City Health Office (CHO), as of September 6, 2021, out of 30 barangays, only three remain COVID-free. These are Barangay Caw-oy, Caohagan, and Caubian.

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TAGS: cash incentives, covid-free barangays, Lapu-Lapu City government, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard "Ahong" Chan

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