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Over 2,500 Pinoys in Dubai receive grocery package from Philippine gov’t


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More than 2,500 Filipinos in Dubai and the northern emirates have received the Philippines’ grocery assistance package, a top official of the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai announced. 

This was announced by Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes on his private Instagram account. 

“Over 2,500 of our overseas Filipinos in Dubai and the northern emirates received their grocery assistance package from our government,” he said. 

“We hope this helps especially in these trying times when everyone needs a helping hand,” he further added. 

The grocery relief distribution has started at the onset of the pandemic to help those Filipinos whose work has been affected by Covid-19 pandemic. 

The grocery items are being distributed through the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-Dubai. 

Based on an April report, a netizen said that the package consist of the following:

2 – 5 kilos of Rice
2 Kilos of Pasta
2 Packs of Spaghetti Sauce
2 Boxes of Black Tea
2 Packs of Dried Fish (Tuyo)
1 Bottle of Shrimp paste (bagoong)
2 Dozens of Coffee (3 in 1)
2 – 300 grams of Birch Tree Milk
2 Kilos of Sugar
1 Bottle of Vinegar
1 Bottle of Soy Sauce
6 pcs of Yakisoba
6 pcs of Sardines
6 pcs of Century Tuna
8 pcs of Argentina
6 pcs of Condensed Milk
4 pcs of pork & beans
4 pcs of Boy Bawang
4 pcs of Ding Dong
4 packs of Rebisco Biscuit

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