More than P6.71 billion worth of financial assistance has been distributed to over 6.71 million beneficiaries in the National Capital Region (NCR)-plus, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Sunday, April 18.
Citing the report of the monitoring report from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), DSWD spokesperson Irene Dumlao said the local government units (LGUs) in NCR-plus have disbursed more than P6.71 billion worth of financial assistance.
The disbursed supplemental aid has benefited a total of 6,717,698 low-income earners affected by the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the NCR, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal from March 29 to April 4.
The number of served recipients is 29.3 percent of the 22,915,422 low-income earners targeted to receive the national government’s one-time ECQ aid.
Based on the DILG report, bulk of the distributed total aid was given in the NCR, logging a total of 4,477,090 recipients. More than P4.47 billion worth of assistance has been distributed in the region. The aid distribution rate was placed at 40 percent.
The NCR LGUs are targeting to serve 11,172,988 recipients.
The LGUs in Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal, meanwhile, have distributed more than P1.87 billion in financial assistance to 1,874,390 million recipients.
In Bulacan, the number of paid beneficiaries rose to 366,218, receiving more than P366.2 million worth of aid. The payout rate in Bulacan stood at 12.3 percent.
The DSWD reiterated that the list of beneficiaries of Emergency Subsidy Program (ESP) it provided to the LGUs “may be used as a reference for identifying the individuals who will be given aid in their respective localities.”
It noted that based on the issuance of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), an eligible individual is entitled to P1,000, provided that the assistance given to a family should not exceed the cap of P4,000.