Cainta, Rizal Mayor Kit Nieto announced that he is auctioning his shoe collection to raise funds for Cainta residents who were affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis. Nieto said that the funds will be donated to the families not included in the social amelioration program by the DSWD.
The shoes were being auctioned at base prices of P13,000, P30,000, and P10,000.
“Naisip kong mag-auction ng ilang gamit ko tas ‘yung proceeds bigay ko sa mga hindi na cover.. makatulong kahit paano..Start ko sa 3 kong rubber shoes,” he said, showing photos of three pairs of rubber shoes in his post.
In his post, Nieto clarifies that he would be auctioning 3 pairs of shoes daily til the ECQ ends or until his shoe collection runs out.
“Araw araw hanggang matapos ang quarantine, mag auction ako ng 3 pares hanggang maubos ang virus o maubos ang koleksyon ko” he shared
Nieto also mentioned that the local government has been receiving donations of goods from private entities that are being distributed to its residents.
Cainta has also set up mobile markets to allow residents to have easier access to basic goods during the imposition of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine. Supplies were also being handed out to residents adversely affected by the crisis.
There are already 52-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cainta, Rizal, these includes 9 deaths and 2 recovered patients. The municipality, under of the province of Rizal, also has 193 suspected and probable cases of the disease.
Image Source: Mayor Kit Nieto’s Facebook post
Additional Report: Cathrine Gonzales