The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced this Thursday that Php 1 billion in cash aid is ready for distribution among 18 million poor families. The emergency subsidy is meant to help families make ends meet amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) enhanced community quarantine.
“The DSWD will exercise full control and supervision over the distribution of Emergency Subsidy Program funds. This will ensure that only targeted beneficiary-families will receive the government subsidies,” Nograles said.
“The role of local government units will be limited to assisting in the distribution of the subsidies, with LGU personnel managed by the DILG with the assistance of the AFP and PNP,” he added.