DSWD, members of TG FM continue to distribute free face masks for poor families


MANILA, Mar. 2 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), together with other member-agencies of the Task Group Face Mask (TG FM), continues to distribute free reusable face masks for the poor constituents of various local government units (LGUs).

A total of 1,125,000 pieces of cloth face masks were turned over to Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko” Domagoso Moreno on February 23. Other LGUs in NCR and in the regions are also scheduled to receive free reusable cloth face masks for distribution to poor families in their respective areas.

This is in line with the presidential initiative entitled “Libreng Face Mask Para Sa Masa”. The project aims to strengthen the government’s strategic plan to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infections by enabling and encouraging the public to follow the minimum public health standards and also to support the micro, small, and medium enterprises whose operations were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other government agencies comprising the TG FM include the Department of Health, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Procurement Service of Department of Budget and Management, Office of Civil Defense, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Textile Research Institute. (DSWD)