Families in Muntinlupa villages, subdivisions to receive ‘ayuda’

Published April 19, 2021, 5:41 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

The Muntinlupa City government has included in the list of beneficiaries of the national government’s financial assistance or “ayuda” those living in subdivisions and villages.

Distribution of financial assistance at Sucat Elementary School in Muntinlupa (Muntinlupa PIO / MANILA BULLETIN)
Distribution of financial assistance at Sucat Elementary School in Muntinlupa (Muntinlupa PIO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Muntinlupa’s Social Service Department (SSD) has distributed the emergency subsidy to initial beneficiaries who are members of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP), SAP waitlisted individuals, and Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) as prescribed by the joint memorandum circular of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Department of National Defense (DND). 

Muntinlupa Public Information Office chief Tez Navarro said after the payout for priority groups, qualified residents who were not included in the previous lists of beneficiaries — even those living or renting in villages and subdivisions — can apply for the emergency subsidy.

Navarro added that individuals who were directly affected by the recent imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) need to coordinate with their respective barangays and homeowners associations to fill up a client information sheet (CIS) and submit necessary documents.

 The submission of CIS to barangays will be facilitated from April 19 to 22. 

The allocated budget for Muntinlupa is P442.19 million, which covers 80 percent of the city population as projected by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

The city government has established a grievance and appeals committee to resolve issues and concerns from beneficiaries.

As of April 19, the committee has responded to 809 inquiries sent via email and resolved 83 phone inquiries.

Recently, Muntinlupa has requested the DILG for an extension in the distribution of emergency subsidy.