Barangay chairman returns excess relief funds

Published April 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Minka Klaudia Tiangco

A barangay chairman returned a total of P30,000 in excess funds to the national government on Thursday.

(Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila / MANILA BULLETIN)

Barangay 787 Chairman Eduardo Dungao, Jr. said that after barangay officials distributed the City Amelioration Crisis Assistance Fund (CACAF) to only 726 out of 756 families in the area, there was a cash balance of P30,000.

The 30 other families either went home to their provinces, stayed at their workplaces, or in areas where a lockdown is imposed, Dungao said.

“I am so happy to inform you that we [were] able to deliver the One Thousand Pesos to each of the families of Barangay 787 with flying colors. The families are very much thankful [for] your help,” the barangay chairman said in a letter addressed to Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso.

“I am returning to you, our Honorable Mayor, the sum of Thirty Thousand Pesos (P30,000), the excess money from what I have received yesterday,” he added.

Data from the Manila city government showed that as of Wednesday evening, a total of 875 barangays have distributed the 1,000-CACAF to 493,474 families. Distribution of the said fund began on Tuesday.

On Sunday, Domagoso signed City Ordinance No. 8625, authorizing the allocation of a P591 million-supplemental budget to provide financial aid to about 568,000 families in light of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) crisis.

According to the ordinance, the fund was sourced from the Office of the Mayor, Manila Department of Social Welfare, and the City Development Fund.

Residents can check if their barangay officials have already received the CACAF at the city mayor’s Facebook page.