THE Office of 5th District Representative Ma. Lourdes “Marilou” Arroyo conducted payouts to residents of her congressional district tagged as Covid-19 Cash Assistance sourced under the Bayanihan Act 2, which was released through the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
The beneficiaries include the affected low income families under lockdown, recently returned overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), solo parents, families who live in the authority of others and locally stranded individuals (LSIs).
There were 300 beneficiaries from the town of Moises Padilla, 300 in La Castellana, 360 in Hinigaran, 390 in Isabela, 285 in Himamaylan, and 290 in Binalbagan with a total of 1,925 residents each receiving P2,000.
Arroyo, in her online message, said, "The year 2020 has taught us a lot about life. It made us realize the value of things that we might usually take for granted. Despite the challenges that this year has brought us, we have many things to be grateful for: our life, the lives of our loved ones and their well-being, the food on the table, and a lot more."
She also encouraged the public to continue to be safe and follow the health protocols while spending the rest of the year in a watchful manner.
The release of the Covid-19 Cash Assistance was done with physical distancing and held in big venues.