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Cash aid for qualified NCR residents now 95% distributed — DILG

/ 12:09 PM September 02, 2021
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(FILE) Residents of Lupang Pangako in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City receive cash aid thru the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) at the Lupang Pangako Covered Court in Quezon City on Wednesday, August 11, as the local governments of Metro Manila simultaneously distributes aid to affected families of the two-week lockdown or enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).-INQUIRER/GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

MANILA, Philippines — Some 95 percent of low-income and qualified Metro Manila residents have already received their cash aid (ayuda) from their respective local government units (LGU), the Department of Interior, and Local Government (DILG) said Thursday.

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said that as of August 31, a total of P10.7 billion have been distributed to 10,663,537 beneficiaries to help them with the economic impact of the two-week enhanced community quarantine.

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“It is a victory amid this COVID-19 pandemic that Metro Manila LGUs were able to distribute the financial assistance for our kababayans,” Año said in a statement.

Año said that Manila, Caloocan, Pasig, Malabon, Navotas, and Quezon City have already completed their respective ayuda distribution accounting for 6,536,554 recipients and more than P6.5-billion in financial assistance.

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The DILG chief also noted that most of the NCR LGUs are close to finishing the cash aid distribution with a distribution percentage ranging from 90-99 percent.

On track are San Juan City at 99.52 percent; the Municipality of Pateros, 98.85 percent; Las Piñas City, 96.61 percent; Pasay City, 95.61 percent; and Mandaluyong City, 93.90 percent, according to Año.

Meanwhile, Año said local governments who have unclaimed funds may process their pending claims before the LGU Grievance and Appeals Committee until September 10 —the final day before the excess funds get reverted to the National Treasury.

A total of P11.2-billion of cash assistance was allotted to provide P1,000 each for low-income individuals with a maximum of P4,000 per low-income family affected by the strictest quarantine classification from August 6 to 20.

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