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Muntinlupa distributes ECQ ayuda to 186,174 residents

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As of August 16, at least 186,174 beneficiaries in Muntinlupa have already received their financial assistance from the local government during the imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila.

The local government of Muntinlupa logged 186,174 ECQ ayuda beneficiaries who have received their financial aid amounting to 1,000 pesos per individual and up to 4,000 pesos per family via online payment service GCash. 

The total disbursed amount for Muntinlupa residents’ financial assistance is 186,174,000 out of the 442,191,000 pesos fund as of August 16. The city received on Friday, August 13, the additional fund from the national government amounting to 582,000 pesos as augmentation to its original allocation of 441,609,000 pesos for Muntinlupa.

Muntinlupa City partnered with GCash for a contactless mode of distribution to ensure the residents’ safety from further COVID-19 transmissions.

“Minabuti ng Pamahalaang Lungsod na magsagawa ng online distribution upang siguruhin ang kaligtasan ng lahat mula sa COVID-19,” the City Government of Muntinlupa posted on its Facebook page.

Muntinlupa cash aid beneficiaries are enjoined to create their verified GCash accounts via in-app sign-in feature and register their details thru tinyurl.com/Ayuda-ECQ-Munti. Meanwhile, dependents of head of households who died but are still part of the list and previous beneficiaries who are not part of the current list may register online via tinyurl.com/Appeals-Ayuda-ECQ-Munti for validation.

In a separate announcement, the local government also advised beneficiaries that they may use the GCash verified accounts of their family members as long as they are declared as official dependents in their previous registration.

While cash aid payouts in the city are facilitated primarily through an online payment service, the local government eyes to conduct a manual payout scheme for those who are unable to claim their financial assistance thru GCash.

The deadline of registration of GCash account details is extended until August 18 (9:00pm). The local government noted that there will be extension of deadline to accommodate beneficiaries who are experiencing delays with their verification.

Further, the Social Service Department simultaneously distributes food packs to augment assistance for residents affected by the ECQ such as PWDs, youth sector, and the elderly, among others. For the month of August, SSD Muntinlupa recorded 3,508 food packs released to various communities as of August 16. The distribution of food packs to affected individuals is still ongoing.

Muntinlupa City has 16,844 confirmed cases with 14,679 recoveries, 1,758 active cases, 407 reported deaths, 37 suspect cases, and 2,107 probable cases as of August 16.

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