Muntinlupa LGU begins subsidy pay-out

Financial assistance beneficiaries in Brgy. Sucat, Muntinlupa City (Muntinlupa PIO) 

QUEZON CITY, April 9 (PIA) -- Muntinlupa City has started distribution of the National Government’s emergency subsidy to families affected by the enhanced community quarantine in NCR Plus.

This, after the city received P442 million from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed an executive order for the distribution of financial assistance amounting to 1,000 pesos per individual with a maximum amount of P4,000 per family to target beneficiaries which include individuals from the Social Amelioration Program, 4Ps, low-income individuals, and those working in informal economies affected by the community quarantine, among others.

According to Mayor Fresnedi, the qualified Muntinlupa city residents will receive the assistance in cash to help them recover from economic disruption brought about by the imposition of ECQ in Metro Manila. At least 80% of the population of Muntinlupa is set to receive the emergency subsidy.

An initial pay-out will be facilitated today in Tiosejo Covered Court, Brgy. Tunasan and Sucat Elementary School, Brgy. Sucat. The recipients will be assigned to different schedules to ensure compliance on social distancing and other health measures.

Mayor Fresnedi noted that the assistance will be in cash because the LGU has already been providing food packs to city residents since the beginning of the pandemic.

Last March, the Muntinlupa Social Service Department provided 9,989 food packages to tricycle and jeepney operators and drivers, daily wage earners who were affected by the lockdown, families of city scholars, and other members of disadvantaged groups. Each food box contains grocery items worth 785.00 pesos.

Muntinlupa LGU has distributed 695,184 food boxes to city residents from March 2020 up to present.

According to Muntinlupa Public Information Officer Tez Navarro, the city government will be tapping barangay information officers for the posting of approved list of beneficiaries as mandated by the national government.

As per Joint Memorandum Circular 1 of DBM, DSWD, and DND, LGUs are enjoined to post in its official website, social media accounts, and at conspicuous places the list of approved beneficiaries limited only to the names of beneficiaries including their barangay and district.

Further, LGUs shall manage and conduct the distribution of the emergency subsidy within fifteen (15) calendar days from release of Notice of Cash Allocation if the assistance is done in cash and within thirty (30) days if assistance is given in kind.

For Grievance and Appeals, residents may contact 09686503594 (Smart), 09452266405 (Globe), or email cgm.ayudagrievances@ muntinlupacity.gov.ph. 

As of April 7, Muntinlupa City has 8,416 confirmed cases with 6,664 recoveries, 1,531 active cases, 221 reported deaths, 232 suspect cases, and 632 probable cases. (PIA NCR)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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