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More Than 100K Davao De Oro Families To Receive Php 6,000

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Davao de Oro:   Some 135,507 families in Davao de Oro will receive PhP 6,000 each under the Social Amelioration Program of the Government.

Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy disclosed at the Serbisyo Oro Mismo radio that this comprises around 80% of the total households of the province, which is listed at 169,477 in 2015 Census by the Philippines Statistics Authority.

“Apil na dinhi ang 64,269 families under the 4Ps,” Uy added. (The 64,239 families under 4Ps are included here.)

The governor also gave details as to the number of families per municipality.

He also emphasized that the assistance is included in the additional powers given to President Rodirgo Duterte in this time of crisis brought by COVID-19 and as stated under Republic Act 11469 or the Bayanihan To Heal As One Act.

Governor Uy bared that the assistance will be distributed house to house in coordination with the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Offices.

“Magsugod kini pag maka-execute na ug Memorandum of Agreement ang atoang mga munisipyo og sa DSWD,” he added. (This will start after the execution of the Memorandum of Agreement between the municipal government and the DSWD.)

Regional Director Grace Subong of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Office XI (DSWD 11) clarified during the PIA XI’s Virtual Presser that the said assistance is under the Emergency Subsidy Program, which is one of the programs under the Social Amelioration Program.

“Kini magpakunhod sa epekto sa gitawag nato na COVID,” Director Subong said. (This is to lessen the effect of COVID19.)

Subong stressed that the assistance of PhP 6,000 per family for Davao Region will be given in cash, and food and non-food assistance.

Except for 4Ps beneficiaries, each family will be PhP 4,800 in cash, and the remaining PhP 1,200 will be in the form of food packs, she added.

She also explained that in coordination with the local government units, the agency may opt to give the PhP 1,200 through emergency cash transfer, instead of the food and non food items, due to the bulk of procurement in the region and the availability of supply.

Subong also clarify that the PhP 6,000 for 4Ps beneficiaries will comprise of PhP 750 for health grant, PhP 600 for rice subsidy, and additional PhP 4,650 for assistance to individuals in crisis situation.

The DSWD regional director also discussed that the beneficiaries of the program aside from the 4Ps will be the informal economy workers, and families with senior citizen, persons with disability, pregnant woman, solo parent, overseas worker, indigenous people, underprivileged or homeless individuals.

She said that the informal economy workers include the directly hired or occasional workers, subcontracted workers (pakyawan), home workers (craft makings, delicacy producers), househelpers and drivers, public utility vehicles drivers (bus, tricycle, trisikad), micro-entrepreneurs and producers (sari-sari store), family enterprise owners (karenderia, prutasan, street vendors), subminimum wage earners (working in the karenderia and the like), farmers not under the 4Ps and the assistance program of the Department of Agriculture under the social amelioration program, employees affected by no work, no pay policy, and stranded workers.

“Ang pag-identify sa mga beneficiaries, ang gitagaan ug tahas ana ang local government units,” Subong said. (The task to identify the beneficiaries is given to the local government units.)

She also said that even if the family has two or more qualifications as stated, they will only receive PhP 6,000.

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