Lawmakers to donate entire May salary to raise 50 million amid COVID-19 pandemic

Photo from: Philippine News Agency

Approximately 200 lawmakers pledged their full salary for the month of May to provide assistance in the government’s response against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The goal is to raise P50 million to help the government fight the fatal virus, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said confirmed in virtual press conference on Saturday, April 4.

“Yes po. Almost 200 congressmen already will donate our whole suweldo ng May ang target po. Initial target is P50 million. I think nasa mahigit na P40 million na po tayo ngayon,” Cayetano said.

In addition to this, lawmakers also plan to seek aid from friends to bump the donation to P100 million.

Lawmakers from the House of Representatives are under salary grade 31, which means their salary per month is between P262,965 to P301,095 according to the latest national budget circular.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and other city officials have pledged their April salary and will donate it to the Philippine General Hospital, which one of the referral medical facilities for COVID-19 patients in the Philippines.

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