Las Piñas' Mayor Aguilar to donate entire year's salary for COVID-19 fight


Posted at Apr 17 2020 04:52 PM

Mayor Mel Aguilar of Las Pinas. Photo from Las Pinas City Facebook page

MANILA - Las Piñas Mayor Mel Aguilar will donate her entire year's salary to support efforts against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the city government announced Friday.

Aguilar will pledge 12 months of her wages to buy COVID-19 rapid testing kits and give financial assistance to families affected by the crisis, the city government added.

As of April 17, the city has recorded 97 coronavirus infections, 7 fatalities and 13 recoveries.

The city government is also monitoring 5 people with probable coronavirus infection while 41 are suspected to have caught the disease.