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Update on Manila Cash Aid by Mayor Isko Moreno

MANILA CASH AID – Manila Mayor Isko Moreno spoke on the date of the release of the cash assistance for Manila residents amid the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).

To prevent the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the Philippines, the national government agreed to place the whole of Metro Manila under the Enhanced Community Quarantine. More commonly called as the ECQ, it is the strictest among the four (4) quarantine measures.

The ECQ in Metro Manila is started yesterday until August 20, 2021. Many businesses are not allowed to operate while the essential businesses continue their operation but there are restrictions. Some implemented shortened working hours while others reduced their workforce.

Amid the ECQ, the essential workers are allowed to leave their houses. The vaccination is also ongoing and those who are set to receive their COVID-19 vaccine may go out but must present proof. There are strict checkpoint controls.

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Manila Cash Aid
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Many companies are close amid the ECQ and several workers won’t be receiving salaries amid no business operations. Unfortunately, it is a struggle on several households as many families could hardly make ends meet.

To ease the burden on the part of the residents most especially the breadwinners of their families who rely on their daily salary, the national government assured to give cash assistance to the qualified residents. Each recipient may get P1,000.00 with a maximum of P4,000.00 per household.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said that the local government of the capital city has already received the fund intended for cash assistance for the people. According to him, the earliest date the Manila cash aid would be released is on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

According to the report, Mayor Isko expressed that there are still processes in the release of the fund for the Manila cash aid. It will be withdrawn from the bank on Monday and then placed in envelopes. According to him, they can only withdraw P200 million and not the full P1.4 billion budget until the next advisory from the national government.

Meanwhile, Mayor Isko assured that all documents regarding the financial assistance were already signed. He also expressed that he will look for P35 million to add to the budget so all the recipients of the previous cash assistance will receive aid.

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