Makati Mayor Abigail Binay announced in an official statement that solo parents residing in Makati City will get to receive financial aid from the local government while the enhanced community quarantine remains in effect amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Source: Facebook, Makati City Government
The local government will be going house-to-house to hand over one-time cash assistance of PHP 1,000 to 2,049 registered solo parents starting March 28 so people don’t need to go out of their homes to claim it. Solo parents must show a valid ID to the city personnel.
“Solo parents also need help from the government during this crisis. We are also providing them financial assistance to augment the resources we have made available initially, such as food packs for those whose children are enrolled in our public schools,” Mayor Binay said in the statement.
According to city data, there are 788 registered solo parents in District 1 and 1,261 in District 2.
This follows the Makati City government’s initiative to provide financial aid to its around 6,800 residents who are registered jeepney drivers and tricycle drivers.
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