Nuns cut food allowance to give food to lockdown-hit families in Tagaytay

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Posted at Apr 01 2020 01:41 PM

Nuns from the Sisters of Charity of St. Charles Borromeo on Tuesday gave food to poor families in Tagaytay City affected by the Luzon lockdown. Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines News

MANILA - A group of nuns from Quezon City on Tuesday gave food to poor families in Tagaytay who were hit hardest by the Luzon lockdown due to COVID-19, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines said Wednesday.

In a Facebook post, the CBCP said the nuns of the Sisters of Charity of St. Charles Borromeo cut their food allowance to provide aid to poor households. 

Several churches in Metro Manila have also opened its doors to frontline workers and gave food to Filipino families in coordination with local government units.

The entire Luzon, home to about half of the country's 100 million people, was placed under an enhanced community quarantine until April 12 to contain the pandemic.

Nuns from the Sisters of Charity of St. Charles Borromeo on Tuesday gave food to poor families in Tagaytay City affected by the Luzon lockdown. Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines News

Government has allotted P75 billion cash aid to some 18 million families affected by the lockdown in Luzon and other parts of the country.

The Philippines as of Tuesday confirmed 88 deaths out of its total 2,084 cases of the respiratory illness, which emerged in China last December.