San Juan City completes ‘ayuda’ distribution in 16 of 21 barangays
MANILA, Philippines — San Juan City has completed distributing aid worth P41 million to those who were affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) implementation in 16 of 21 barangays, Mayor Francis Zamora said Monday.
Zamora said the city is eyeing to complete the distribution of aid in three more barangays this Monday.
“We have disbursed P41 million out of P98 million and that’s 16 out of 21 barangays already,” Zamora said in an interview on ABS-CBN News Channel.
“After today, we would have disbursed 19 out of 21 barangays for a total of P65 million already out of P98 million,” he added.
Zamora said the beneficiaries were also the individuals who received assistance through the social amelioration program during the onset of the pandemic.
Beneficiaries received P1,000 each with a limit of P4,000 per family — given in cash by the San Juan City local government.
As of April 11, the Department of Social Welfare and Development said only 8 percent of funds for the aid have been disbursed to 1.7 million of the over 22.9 million beneficiaries.
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