AKAP Program: Over 1 Million Filipinos Get P3 Billion Aid On Saturday

Assistance to Poor Provided Under Government’s AKAP Program

AKAP PROGRAM – Under President Marcos’s administration, the AKAP program will distribute an unprecedented P3 billion in cash aid to over one million beneficiaries in a single day.

Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez, together with President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr., introduced the Ayuda sa Kapos ang Kita Program (AKAP) on Saturday. This initiative will disburse P3 billion in cash assistance to over one million recipients in a single day.

Led by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under Secretary Rex Gatchalian, the AKAP Program seeks to promptly aid the impoverished, “near-poor,” minimum wage workers, low-income individuals, and those facing financial hardship.


With P26.7 billion allocated in the 2024 national budget, the program underscores the government’s dedication to supporting its most disadvantaged constituents.

“It is my honor to deliver to you today the latest program of our government — the Ayuda sa Kapos ang Kita Program, or AKAP,” said Romualdez.

“Under the directive of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., we have created this program to assist our poor countrymen affected by rising prices or inflation.”


During today’s unveiling, each of the 1,002,000 AKAP recipients in 334 locations nationwide will be provided with P3,000, totaling more than P3 billion in cash assistance disbursed in one day. This endeavor is a component of a larger campaign to distribute over P0.5 trillion in financial support, as mandated by Congress and endorsed by Marcos in the 2024 General Appropriations Act.

“AKAP is for all Filipino families earning minimum wage or less. Its aim is to help them get by every day, especially in purchasing food and other essential expenses,” said Romualdez.

The initiative seeks to offer direct monetary aid to cover crucial expenses like food, medical bills, prescriptions, and other healthcare essentials. Furthermore, AKAP extends support for funeral costs in accordance with the traditions observed by individual families or communities.

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