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DILG: 30 mayors will have to explain slow distribution of cash aid

/ 11:37 AM May 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday bared it will issue a show-cause order to at least 30 mayors nationwide due to their slow distribution of the government’s emergency cash subsidy.

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“Pagpapaliwanagin po natin ang mga mayor kung bakit hindi nila nilabas o na-distribute ang Social Amelioration Program (SAP) bago magkaroon ng deadline na May 10,” DILG spokesperson Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said in a televised press briefing.

(We will tell these mayors to explain why the Social Amelioration Program wasn’t released and distributed on time just before the May 10 deadline.)

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Under the SAP, 18 million poor families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be given a monthly cash aid of P5,000 to 8,000 for two months under a P200-billion budget.

Around 89 percent of the beneficiaries were able to receive the first tranche of the subsidy on or before the deadline, government data showed.

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