Poe to IATF: ‘2-week ECQ is good but people need food on their tables too’

Poe to IATF: ‘2-week ECQ is good but people need food on their tables too’

Sen. Grace Poe

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA — As she “welcomed” the imposition of another enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila Plus, Senator Grace Poe on Friday also urged the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to distribute needed ayuda to protect our people especially the poor from hunger.

In a statement, Poe said that “as we protect our people from the virus, we must shield them from hunger, too.”

“The lockdown should come with timely and adequate cash aid and other available assistance to see them through the two-week period,” she stressed.

Poe said that the government should not give them a reason to leave their homes and face the perils of the more transmissible Delta variant.

“As a necessary measure to give our vaccination effort a big push, we hope our people will take advantage of this chance to get vaccinated,” she said.

“We count on our frontliners to find ways to bring the doses and the appropriate assistance closest to communities to ease the challenges of getting vaccinated,” Poe ended.
(ai/mtvn)

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