Distribution of lockdown cash aid in Metro Manila extended until Aug. 31
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has extended until Aug. 31 the distribution of cash aid to Metro Manila residents affected by quarantine restrictions.
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año made the announcement in the taped weekly briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte that aired late Tuesday.
So far, only over 8.4 million – or 75% — of the 11.2 million target beneficiaries in the region have received aid 15 days since the distribution started on Aug. 11, Año said.
“Since the deadline is tomorrow [Wednesday, Aug. 25], we will extend the distribution until Aug. 31, 2021 so that we will have enough time,” he added.
Laguna, which is under strict quarantine, has so far distributed over P390 million to more than 390,000 residents.
Bataan has also begun distributing aid with P1.2 million already given to 1,279 residents.
Beneficiaries in these areas are receiving P1,000 each with a maximum of P4,000 per family.
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