Manila City to give P1,000 cash grant to more than 500,000 families

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 05 2020 10:58 PM

MANILA - The local government of the city of Manila will be distributing a P1,000 cash grant to 568,000 families, Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso announced on Sunday.

Domagoso made the announcement after signing the city's amelioration fund, or Ordinance No. 8625. The ordinance allocated P591 million to provide cash assistance to more than half a million families living in the city.

He also said the government aims to complete the distribution of the aid before next Sunday. The house-to-house distribution will begin on Tuesday.

“House-to-house po (ang distribution), wala pong pila. Lahat ng itinala ninyo ay dapat n'yong bigyan isa-isa. Sila ay mag-iisyu ng resibo at acknowledgement receipt,” Domagoso said.

The fund will be taken from the Office of the Mayor, Manila Department of Social Welfare and the City Development Fund.

“The amount of P1,000 per beneficiary shall be given to barangay-identified beneficiaries as financial assistance to be distributed in the 896 barangays in the City of Manila to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 crisis and to enable the people of Manila to purchases much needed food and supplies for their survival,” the ordinance read.

As of Saturday, Manila City has a total of 156 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 25 fatalities and 14 recoveries.