The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte’s (PGIN) frontline offices, led by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, have already delivered about 5,300 relief packs to barangays that are affected by granular lockdowns throughout the province.
The bulk of relief packs was given to Bacarra town and Laoag City, which are currently under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine and General Community Quarantine, respectively.
In addition, all barangays with an active COVID-19 case have been handed down with relief packages.
In relation, Bureau of Fire Protection Provincial Deputy Director Maj. Roxanne Parado, head of the Provincial Contact Tracing Team, reported that due to the enforcement of stricter quarantine classifications, the two (2) local government units with the most number of COVID-19 cases are showing a downward trend in the number of active cases recorded per day.
Speaking in a recent Press Briefing, Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc also added:
“We are seeing a downward trend not as drastic as we want but at least trending in the right direction both in Laoag City and Bacarra. I hope we can stay patient and disciplined.”
Currently, PGIN relief distribution teams are being deployed to locked-down areas to provide an adequate supply of food packs, ensuring that everyone receives assistance from the Provincial Government.— Blessing Angel V. Agliam, PGIN-CMO