Second tranche of cash aid for poor families eyed by end-May: DSWD

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 26 2020 10:23 AM

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MANILA - The Department of Social Welfare and Development aims to deliver the second tranche of cash aid to poor families by end of May, its spokesperson said Tuesday.

The distribution can already begin as government will employ electronic means for the subsidy system, Malacañang said Monday.

The DSWD is validating the list of beneficiaries as it awaits guidelines from government's technical working group on social amelioration program, its spokesperson Irene Dumlao said.

"Kinakailangan may judicious spending of our resources para may ma-cover tayong iba," she told ABS-CBN's Teleradyo.

"Ang objective o goal ng DSWD, bago matapos ang buwan ng Mayo ay makapagpahatid na tayo."

The second round of subsidies will include 5 million more poor families and 12 million others who benefited from the first tranche, Malacañang said.

Beneficiaries will receive cash aid ranging between P5,000 and P8,000 based on minimum wage rates in the region.