COVID-19 aid: Cops, soldiers give funds to their hometown in Quezon province
LUCENA CITY—Policemen and soldiers, who hail from the town of General Luna in Quezon province, had pooled funds to help their hometown’s fight against COVID-19.
General Luna Mayor Matt Erwin Florido said at least P30,000 was raised by the policemen and soldiers. The funds would be used for health care workers on the frontline of the fight against the disease.
“More will be coming,” the mayor said on his Facebook page, citing someone from the group of policemen and soldiers who had been serving as liaison to the municipal government.
The mayor referred to the donors as “soldiers of the general.” He was referring to Antonio Luna, a general of the revolutionary movement against Spanish colonizers for which the town was named.
Florido said other donors have also reached out to him to help poor residents of the town who are now suffering as a result of nationwide lockdowns to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Donations and local government funds were being used as cash aid to ambulant vendors, fishermen, transport workers, senior citizens and others.
Edited by TSB
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