Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna (left) and Vice Mayor Yul Servo (center) (Screengrab from Manila Public Information Office Facebook live video)

MANILA – The Manila City government will start the distribution of gift boxes to residents for the holiday season on Thursday.

This came after Mayor Honey Lacuna and Vice Mayor Yul Servo on Wednesday inspected the noche buena food boxes to be given to Manileños.

The inspection of thousands of boxes was conducted at the San Andres Sports Complex.

In a statement, the city government said some 695,000 families will be receiving Christmas food boxes.

Each box contains rice, corned beef, spaghetti noodles and sauce, cheese and cans of milk and fruit cocktail.

On the other hand, some 160,000 gift boxes will also be distributed to members of the vulnerable sector, the senior citizens. (PNA)