Starting on Monday, residents in the NCR Plus will start to receive the assistance that'll be released by the local government units (LGUs) which is a total worth of P22.9 billion, according to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
In a text message made by INQUIRER.net, the Bureau of Treasury confirmed that they will release it directly to the concerned LGUs. Interior Undersecretary and spokesperson Jonathan Malaya also confirmed this.
“Yes. Per the advice of the DBM (Department of Budget and Management) to us,” Malaya said.
In an interview with DZBB, Malaya said he expects that the LGUs would start distributing the aid to their constituents by Tuesday or Wednesday.
Earlier, DILG ordered the LGUs to issue an executive order (EO) detailing the manner of aid distribution to their constituents.
The department said LGUs must release the aid “15 calendar days upon receipt of the funds if the assistance is in cash or within 30 calendar days of assistance is in-kind.”
There are 22.9 million beneficiaries in the NCR Plus, which covers Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna. Some of the beneficiaries are expected to receive at least P1, 000 worth of assistance each, although no family will be given more than P4, 000. The assistance will either be in cash or in-kind.
The LGUs affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) will get a list of aid beneficiaries, the Department of Social Welfare and Development assured.