NEARLY 19 million people in the National Capital Region and in the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal have received cash assistance from the government, Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said on Monday evening, May 10, 2021.
In his report to President Rodrigo Duterte, Año said 18,822,713, or 82.14 percent of the targeted beneficiaries, have received the P1,000 assistance per individual or P4,000 per family.
“We have five days left to distribute the cash aid,” he said.
Año said 9,235,469 received aid in the National Capital Region (NCR), 2,483,985 in Bulacan, 2,559,602 in Cavite, 1,984,159 in Rizal and 2,559,489 in Laguna.
He also said they received 112,659 complaints, such as exclusion from the list of beneficiaries.
Of this number, 62,137 have been resolved. The rest were being addressed.
The government had allotted P22.9 billion as cash assistance to the population affected by the reimposition of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the NCR and four provinces, also known as NCR plus, from March 29 to April 11, 2021.
During ECQ, only the essential businesses are allowed to operate and only essential persons may step out of their homes.
The DILG had set the deadline for the distribution of cash aid for May 15, 2021. (SunStar Philippines)