CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro, Apr. 8 (PIA) -- Congressman Paulino Salvador C. Leachon disclosed yesterday that the P5,000 Social Amelioration Cash Assistance is now available in the first district of the province.
According to Leachon, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Mimaropa has already downloaded said assistance to Calapan City and to other five municipalities in the first district. The initial amount downloaded is amounting to P238 million.
The breakdown of the cash assistance: Calapan City, P116 million (23,200 beneficiaries); Puerto Galera, P29 million (5,800 beneficiaries); San Teodoro, P11 million (2,200 beneficiaries); Baco, P22 million (4,400 beneficiaries); Victoria, P37 million (7,400 beneficiaries); and Pola, P23 million (4600 beneficiaries).
Congressman Leachon said the municipalities of Naujan and Socorro are expected to receive cash assistance for their beneficiaries today.
"As President Duterte reminded,please be patient. Be calm and just wait for the time. The local governments are now preparing for the house-to-house cash distribution with the assistance of personnel from the DSWD, Philippine National Police (PNP) and barangay officials," said Leachon.
Congressman Leachon said the house to house distribution of cash assistance in the First District of Oriental Mindoro will first ever happen in the country. (LTC/PIA-OrMin)