Sadanga Mayor Gabino Ganggangan has assured residents that “no family shall go hungry” amid the enhanced community quarantine due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The Mountain Province politiko said he will mandate the rich families in the town to open up their rice granaries if the enhanced community quarantine will be extended.
Ganggangan earlier refused to accept food packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) so that more needy communities can have them.
“Let the national government feed those more needy urban poors in the cities and those less fortunate in other areas who can’t sustain themselves, while we sustain ourselves while we can,” he said.
He explained that Sadanga residents have a culture of taking care of themselves.
“Should this crisis extend longer to the extent that our needy families really run out of their rice supplies, we shall mandate the kadangyans of every barangay to open up their rice granaries to sustain us through to the next harvest season,” Ganggangan said.
“I assure that no family shall go hungry in our municipality even during these hardtimes,” he added.