Cash Aid/ “Ayuda” due to ECQ – Ready for Distribution

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has effectively delivered the 10.89 billion of money helps or Ayuda in the National Capital Region (NCR)/Manila as the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) set hard lockdown in NCR beginning August 6, 2021.

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on Friday that an aggregate of P10.89 billion has been credited to the ledgers of Local Government Units (LGUs) in Metro Manila for appropriation to 10.9 million affected people.

Pursuant to Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-MEID) Resolution No. 130-A dated 29 July 2021, the National Capital Region (NCR) was placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) form August 6 to 20, 2021.

As approved by the Office of the President per Memorandum dated August 3, 2021, financial assistance shall be released to cities and municipalities in NCR, chargeable against the savings generated pursuant to Administrative Order No. 41.

Placing ECQ in the NCR

To forestall the spread of the amazingly irresistible Delta COVID-19 strain, NCR was put under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) from August 6-20, 2021.

As per existing rules, if an ECQ is carried out in a specific area, the public authority would offer monetary help to low-pay individuals while the economy is to some degree shut down. During the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), in excess of 10 million occupants in Metro Manila/NCR are expected to get Php 1,000, with a limit of Php 4,000 for each family.

The Province of Laguna, notwithstanding NCR, will be additionally positioned under ECQ beginning from August 6 to 15. Budget Undersecretary Tina Marie Canda said in an instant message on Friday that cash for help with Laguna had not yet been given.

Distribution of Cash Aid “Ayuda”

Regarding the money help or ayuda conveyance, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said they are prepared to help while guaranteeing that negligible wellbeing and security systems are followed.

“Handa ang PNP na tumulong sa pagbibigay ng ayuda sa panahon ng ECQ. Bahagi ito ng guidance ng ating SILG (Secretary of the Interior and Local Government) Eduardo Año noon pa sa ating kapulisan na alalayan ang pagbibigay ng cash assistance sa panahon ng hard lockdown.”

“Our main objective is to avoid cash aid distribution activities turning into super spreader events and we can do that by ensuring that a system is in place and there is an orderly process.”

PNP Chief Guillermo Eleazar said

The PNP additionally encouraged the general population to notice least wellbeing and security methods during the dispersion exercises.

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