Manila, Philippines – The government has distributed ₽21.06 Billion aid to a low-income earners beneficiaries as a financial assistance in the National Capital Region (NCR) and four (4) nearby provinces, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said.
DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año added that more than 21 Million individuals or 91% have received the financial assistance amounting to ₽1,000.00 with the help of the National and Local Government Unit (LGUs). Moreover, as of May 15, 37 LGUs has reached 100% distribution rate.
“Alam ninyo po isang malaking hamon po talaga itong pamamahagi ng ayuda sa panahon ng pandemia at nakakatuwa na we saw the commitment of the LGUs. And now billions of pesos of financial assistance have reached our kababayans. The 91 percent or P21.06 billion ayuda distributed to qualified beneficiaries is a victory for the LGUs and the national government,” DILG Secretary Año said.
The remaining 9% of the financial aid represents the unclaimed funds and the LGUs has the authority to issue or prepare a new payroll to distribute the 9% remaining unclaimed funds to the other most affected individuals in their respective localities within 10 days.
“Despite diligent efforts by the LGUs, some of the beneficiaries did not claim their Ayuda because they have moved to the provinces or are no longer residing in their LGUs. Many of them were also delisted because they were found to be duplicates in the Social Amelioration Program list. The LGUs have started to prepare a new payroll in order to distribute these unclaimed funds,” Año said.
As of May 17, about ₽ 21.06 Billion have been disbursed as a financial aids to households affected by the two-week hard lockdown in the Metro Manila and 4 neighboring provinces.
Here are the composition of cash disbursement and their completion rate.
|Province||Percentage of |
|METRO MANILA||90.99%||₽ 10.17 Billion|
|BULACAN||96.85%||₽ 2.87 Billion|
|LAGUNA||96.50%||₽ 2.62 Billion|
|CAVITE||86.04%||₽ 2.9 Billion|
|RIZAL||93.34%||₽ 2.4 Billion|
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