A Side by Side Comparison of the Relief Goods in Metro Manila

A Side by Side Comparison of the Relief Goods in Metro Manila


As the Covid-19 pandemic continues its march around the world, our local government units have turned to proven public health measures, such as Enhance Community Quarantine measures, to physically disrupt the contagion. Yet, doing so has severed the daily operations of businesses especially the Small to Medium enterprises, the simple Juan who needs to literally go out of his house and work all day just to be able to feed his family. It affects the flow of goods and people. Economic contagion is now spreading as fast as the disease itself. The initial response across local districts is to disseminate relief goods or care packages– and in the spirit of having to much free time and curiosity, we’ve collected people’s reactions on goods which they’ve received from their local barangays.



A Side by Side Comparison of the Relief Goods

in Metro Manila Lockdown



  • This post is not meant to shame, but to create awareness and as a novelty reference on how the local government unit’s optimizing their emergency/calamity funds.

  • Covered areas: Makati, Taguig, Pasay, Caloocan, Pateros, Paranaque, Muntinlupa, Las Pinas , Valenzuela, Navotas, Quezon City, Pasay, Mandaluyong, and Malabon City.

  • Search string used; “city name” + “relief good”

  • All photos/content were collected from “Public” posted content found Twitter, Instagram and Facebook by different individuals. Credits due to all of its owners. Validity of photos subject for discretion.

  • Headers: City and the Mayor’s name for reference purposes only.

  • Assuming based on personal and social observations that the quantity and variety of relief goods might reflect on which type of household, social class standing, and per location’s allocated budget.

  • Bench reference: Department of Social Welfare and Development Family Food Pack posted March 29, 2020.





Makati City – Mayor Abigail Binay







Taguig City – Mayor Lino Cayetano


Paranaque City – Mayor Edwin Olivarez




Pateros – Mayor Miguel Ponce III



Las Pinas City – Mayor Imelda Aguilar 


relief goods manila
Brgy. Talon Kuatro – Equitable Village

Valenzuela City-  Mayor Rex Gatchalian


relief goods manila



Muntinlupa City – Mayor Jaime Fresnedi 



Manila City – Mayor Isko Moreno







Pasig City – Mayor Vico Sotto


Quezon City – Mayor Joy Belmonte 


San Juan City – Mayor Javier Zamora





Navotas City – Mayor Toby Tiangco




Caloocan City- Mayor Oscar Malapitan




Mandaluyong City – Mayor Carmelita Abalos




Malabon City- Mayor Antolin A. Oreta III




Based on the social listening that we did yesterday, mixed reactions were slated and there a number of people complaining that they haven’t recieved their care package yet;




Our Take

In this uncharted territory that we’re all facing, a well-communicated strategy and government guidelines should be communicated across all of us. Vague policies, personal bias discretions cause distrust towards the local government units and the national elected leaders of our nation.

Pressing questions from citizens includes budget management and social class discriminations amongst the middle class when receiving government support as simple as getting these care packages or extended support.

We observed that;

  • Government responses will be uneven, often delayed, and there will be missteps along the way and that is expected nonetheless.
  • There’s no such thing as EVEN distribution of goods and support in one Local Government Unit. Quality and quantity vary per Barangay and there’s no clear communicated memo as to how they decide on this matter.
  • There are a number of people posting that up to this very day they haven’t received anything yet.
  • Private groups and sectors are going above & beyond to extend their help.


How’s your district doing so far? post a photo and tag us in your social post! Keep safe and let’s all do our share to Flatten the Curve.


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