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LGUs asked to submit list of beneficiaries for govt cash assistance – Nograles

By May 3, 2020 No Comments

MANILA, Philippines — Local government units (LGUs) have already been asked to submit a list of beneficiaries for the government’s cash assistance of P5,000 to P8,000 for those badly affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Our local chief executives have already been advised of the need to submit the list of beneficiaries in their respective areas to the national government,” Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Wednesday in a press briefing.

Nograles said this is the beginning of the government’s P200-billion subsidy program which targets to benefit some 18 million low-income households.

The said program is part of the Bayanihan To Heal As One Act which was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte last week.

“Each family, depending on the minimum wage in their respective regions, will receive subsidies ranging from 5,000 to 8,000 pesos,” Nograles said.

To receive this subsidy from the government, Nograles advised the public to cooperate with their respective LGUs and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)

“Hintayin lamang po ang hudyat o anunsyo ng inyong mga LGU hinggil sa takdang pagsisimula ng pamamahagi ng benepisyong ito (Wait for the LGU’s announcement on when the distribution of this benefit will start),” he said.

In its Facebook page, DSWD said the LGUs will distribute social amelioration card (SAC) forms to their constituents through a “house to house basis.”

The head of the household will fill up the SAC form with the required information, including personal information, monthly income, nature of work, and the like.

DSWD said this form will then serve as a validation tool to see whoever needs the assistance.

/MUF

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