Muntinlupa to distribute P442-million cash subsidy
The local government of Muntinlupa has received 442 million pesos from the Department of Budget and Management and Department of Social Welfare and Development as part of the national government’s emergency subsidy to families affected by the enhanced community quarantine in NCR Plus.
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 4,000 pesos 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.
Fresnedi said 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 in Tiosejo Covered Court, Brgy. Tunasan and Sucat Elementary School, Brgy. Sucat on April 8 at 2:00PM. The recipients will be assigned to different schedules to ensure compliance on social distancing and other health measures.
The local exec noted that the assistance will be in cash because the local government 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.
Fresnedi called for a coordination meeting with barangay officials on Tuesday for the roll-out of the financial assistance in the communities.
Muntinlupa Public Information Officer Tez Navarro said 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.
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.
Liquor ban in Muntinlupa City is now lifted but with restrictions for the duration of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) and other less stringent community quarantines as may be declared by the national government. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi ap...
Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said the city government has distributed more than 80 percent of the cash aid from the national government to individuals or families affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), according to a report by M...
San Juan City opened a new quarantine facility that can accommodate 52 patients, according to a report by ABS-CBN. The series of container vans each have a room with airconditioning and wifi, said San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora. "They don't...
A private resort in Malabon City has been flagged by the local government for accommodating guests despite the temporary ban on the operations of swimming pools and similar facilities amid the surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, accor...
Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said the city is preparing to inoculate 5,400 residents in June once a steady supply of COVID-19 vaccines becomes available, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. In an interview on DZMM, Olivarez said ...
Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi welcomed the announcement that the city will be one of the first to receive Russia’s Sputnik V Gam-COVID-Vac vaccine for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to a report by Manila Bulletin. The initial batc...