Cebu City Council wants mobile canteens set up for frontliners

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The Cebu City Council is requesting Mayor Edgardo Labella to provide designated mobile canteens intended primarily for medical workers and other frontliners amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

By providing these mobile canteens, the council said, they would help ease the burden and make work easier for the frontliners.

“Our frontliners have been working on long hours in their respective hospitals and barely have the time to go out and find food to eat. With this mobile canteen, it would make the work of our frontliners easier amidst the profundity of our situation now,” the resolution penned by Councilor Prisca Niña Mabatid read.

The council approved Mabatid’s measure on April 1. (

Among those who would be provided with the mobile canteen are health workers, frontliners or those who are exposed to Covid-19 patients, persons under monitoring, persons under investigations, uniformed personnel such as members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, barangay peace-making and security officers, and other groups who are considered as force multipliers.

Support should be given to the frontliners who are working to protect the public from the virus despite the risks, according to Mabatid.

“In this time of pandemic, our frontliners need our utmost support. A call to provide food for the doctors, nurses, medical technologists, and other healthcare providers can be achieved by the use of our mobile canteen,” she added.