PDu30 sa ‘Odette’ aid beneficiaries: Cash assistance ‘wag gamitin sa bisyo

PDu30 sa ‘Odette’ aid beneficiaries: Cash assistance ‘wag gamitin sa bisyo

December 30, 2021 @ 3:20 PM 8 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Hinikayat ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte ang survivors ng bagyong Odette na umiwas at huwag gamitin ang cash assistance ng gobyerno sa bisyo.

Ang mga low-income residents sa mga lugar na hinagupit ng bagyong Odette ay makakukuha ng P1,000 na cash aid mula sa national government. Hanggang limang miyembro ng pamilya ang makakakuha ng cash assistance.

Kausap ang mga survivors ng Bais City, Negros Oriental, sinabi ng Pangulo na, “Have you received the P5,000 cash assistance? Not yet? Or have you spent it all?”

“That’s what usually happens if the husband spends the P5,000 on alcoholic beverages. And the wives, if they have nothing to do, they are like ‘Marites’ and keep on gossiping and playing poker,” dagdag ng Pangulo.

Ang ayuda ayon sa Pangulo ay “is intended for the family, especially the children.”

“Don’t mess with me by using the money to purchase alcoholic drinks. If you do that, I’ll come back here for you and punch you. Yes, I will. If somebody reports to me that you spent your money on cockfighting, I won’t regard anybody as my friend. I will really come back for you,” dagdag na pahayag nito.

Sinabi naman ng interior department na ang budget para sa cash assistance ay naka-iskedyul na i-download sa lokal na pamahalaan.

Maaari namang simulan ng local authorities ang distribusyon sa oras na matanggap na nila ang pondo.

Required ang mga ito na i- post ang mga pangalan ng beneficiaries sa social media o sa conspicuous areas sa barangay,.

“Those who fail to get the aid may appeal through a grievance committee,” ayon kay DILG Usec. Malaya.

“The police and military were instructed to lend manpower if needed. The social welfare department, meanwhile, will provide technical assistance in the distribution,” dagdag na pahayag nito.

“Local governments are given 15 days to distribute the cash aid, though they could ask for an extension,” ani Malaya.

“Duterte during his visit to Negros Oriental also instructed the social welfare department to give typhoon victims trapal, family food packs, kitchenware such as pots, and financial assistance,” ayon naman kay Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles.

Inatasan ng Pangulo ang health department na tugunan ang medical concerns ng mga residente. Kris Jose