89,000 Navoteño families receive Christmas hams

Navotas City residents receive Christmas hams and other Noche Buena items courtesy of the local government. (Navotas PIO photo)

CALOOCAN CITY, Dec. 18 (PIA) -- The City Government of Navotas has started distributing hams to 89,650 Navoteño families to help make the Christmas season more joyful amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teams of local government employees have been deployed to deliver hams to each family-beneficiary.

"This year has been challenging for all of us. We hope our humble gift will remind us that despite the hardships we endure, there is always something to celebrate--we are still alive, and we still have our family and friends with us," Mayor Toby Tiangco said.

"While we need to forgo some traditions, we can still celebrate Christmas in the safety of our homes. We can hold virtual parties or call those we have been meaning to catch up with," he added.

Mayor Toby reminded that amidst the revelry, Navoteños should remain vigilant and careful.

"We cannot put our guard down. We need to continue our safety protocols: proper wearing of face mask and face shield, following the 1-2 meter physical distancing, constant washing of hands, and others," Tiangco said.

"Health experts said COVID cases in Metro Manila are on the rise. Let us help prevent this from happening in our city and keep our Christmas safe and COVID-free," he added. (PIA NCR)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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