Cebu News

Cebu City government releases P82 million cash aids

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CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu City government has so far distributed about P82-million in financial assistance to persons with disabilities and other beneficiaries.

This is according to Portia Basmayor, the city’s Department of Social Welfare Service head.

So far, there were already 13,000 PWDs who received P2,000 each.

Aside from that, around 11,000 beneficiaries from the city’s Tabang Alang sa Panginabuhi sa Atong Trabahante (TAPAT) program also got their honorarium.

A 10-day work rendered for the city government is worth  P4,000 for each beneficiary.

The distribution of the financial assistance was done simultaneously in different barangays in the city with City Hall employees serving as disbursement officers with assistance from the Mayor’s Information and Liaison Office (MILO).

Basmayor assured that those who have not yet received their financial assistance would still receive in the coming days as the city is still preparing the payrolls.

“Gi-by batch man gud ni nato. Pero makadawat ra gihapon to sila katong naa sa lista kai giandam pa ang payroll nila. Amo sang hangyo nga taasan nila ilang pasensya in case kung taas ang linya,” Basmayor said through a report from the city’s Public Information Office.

Those who have received their financial assistance thanked the city government for fulfilling its promise to continue helping them.

Most of the recipients said the money they got will be used for their daily needs at home, and food while others are for medicine.

Earlier, the city government was also very busy distributing the remaining financial aid to residents whose residences were damaged by Typhoon Odette.

Thousands of victims had to wait for some months to finally get their due as distribution was momentarily stopped due to the election ban. — GMR (FREEMAN)


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