DSWD: Disbursed ECQ ‘ayuda’ increases to almost P5-B; 21.5% of beneficiaries already served

Published April 15, 2021, 11:41 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

Over 4.9 million low-income individuals affected by the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR)-plus have received their one-time financial aid, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Thursday night, April 15.

DSWD spokesperson Irene Dumlao told the Manila Bulletin that as of 6 p.m., April 15,  the local government units (LGUs) have served a total  4,930,607 beneficiaries in the NCR, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal, quoting the monitoring report provided by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)

The number of served beneficiaries is 21.5 percent of the 22,915,422 recipients targeted to receive the national government’s ECQ aid, she noted. 

The total supplemental aid  disbursed by the LGUs amounted to P4.93 billion, Dumlao said. 

Based on the DILG report, the bulk of the aid was given to the NCR with 3,454,732 beneficiaries receiving P3.45 billion worth of financial aid.

The NCR’s payout rate was placed at 30.9 percent. There are 11,172,988 target recipients in NCR.

The LGUs in Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal, meanwhile, have distributed more than P1.22-billion aid  to 1,225,172 beneficiaries. 

The report also noted that the number of beneficiaries served in Bulacan rose to 250,703. They got more than P250.7 million worth of aid. 

On Thursday morning, April 15, the DSWD reported that almost P4 billion worth of financial aid has been distributed to over 3.9 million low-income earners in the NCR-plus.

Read more: LGUs distribute almost P4-B ‘ayuda’ to over 3.9 million beneficiaries in NCR+ — DSWD