Muntinlupa to use GCash in ‘ayuda’ distribution

Published August 9, 2021, 10:45 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

The Muntinlupa City government announced Monday that it will use the mobile wallet app GCash in the distribution of the national government’s “ayuda” or financial assistance.

“For the expected distribution of ‘ayuda’ for affected Muntinlupa residents under ECQ [enhanced community quarantine], the local government will use GCash. The city government decided to hold an online distribution to ensure the safety of everyone against COVID-19,” according to an announcement by the city government.

Distribution of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in Muntinlupa last December (Muntinlupa PIO)

It said it will issue additional updates about the online payout and urged the public to make their own GCash accounts.

According to Local Budget Circular No. 138 issued by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Aug. 6, Muntinlupa has been allotted P441.6 million for distribution to affected residents.

The “ayuda” allotment was given to Metro Manila local government units (LGUs) after the region was placed under ECQ from Aug. 6 to 20.

A total of P10.89 billion has been allotted by the national government to 16 cities and one municipality in Metro Manila.

The allocations for the financial assistance to cities and municipalities in the National Capital Region totaling P10,894,409,000 are as follows:

1. Caloocan City – P1,342,711,000

2. Las Pinas City – 488,015,000

3. Makati City – 511,984,000

4. Malabon City – 307,004,000

5. Mandaluyong City – 347,652,000

6. Manila City – 1,488,630,000

7. Marikina City – 365,749,000

8. Muntinlupa City – 441,609,000

9. Navotas City – 197,713,000

10. Paranaque City – 556,150,000

11. Pasay City – 356,727,000

12. Pasig City – 650,886,000

13. Pateros – 52,419,000

14. Quezon City – 2,372,086,000

15. San Juan City – 101,794,000

16. Taguig City – 723,971,000

17. Valenzuela City – 589,309,000