All systems go for Tagum’s 3rd wave of food relief distribution on May 13

TAGUM CITY—Tagumenyos who find themselves in dire straits caused by the COVID-19 will again receive food packs from the local government unit of Tagum starting Wednesday, May 13.

The food relief assistance distribution, the 3rd implemented by the LGU of Tagum, is especially geared towards the 58,000 Tagumenyo families who had not received the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) financial assistance of the national government.

Mayor Allan Rellon, in his talk to purok leaders over the weekend, specifically stated that the 44,740 SAP and 4Ps beneficiaries of the DSWD will be excluded from this round of relief distribution.

The packs, each consisting of 10 kilos of rice, 15 canned goods, 2 face masks and 2 soaps/ alcohol, are sourced from the Provincial Government of Davao del Norte led by Governor Edwin Jubahib, and the City Government of Tagum.

The distribution will not necessitate the presentation of DAFAC forms  for the intended beneficiaries of the food relief assistance to receive their food packs. 

As with the two previous relief distribution undertaken  by the Tagum LGU, the upcoming activity will be spearheaded by the officials and employees of the city government who will personally go to the houses in all barangays to ensure the continued observance by Tagumenyos of protocols set in place to contain the spread of the virus, such as social distancing and staying at home. 

Meanwhile, Mayor Rellon stated that the local COVID-19 task force, which he chairs, is currently reviewing the policies and guidelines needed in the eventual implementation of the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) after the city’s placement under the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) for more than a month is lifted. 

He added that the shift from ECQ to GCQ does not mean that Tagumenyos should relax their guard against the continued threats of the novel coronavirus considering that there is no available vaccine to cure the virus.

COVID-19 has now claimed the lives of more than 283 thousand individuals around the world, with more than 700 in the entire Philippines.The first COVID-19 death in the City of Tagum, which was announced in the last week of April, was Fr. Arnel Celis. Richi Gulle/CIO Tagum


Employees of the City Government of Tagum work double time in repacking the food relief assistance which will be distributed to Tagumenyos starting May 13, 2020. Leo Timogan/CIO Tagum