‘Aid beneficiaries included dead persons, minors, OFWs'
The Philippine Star|April 17, 2021
An administration congressman yesterday criticized the implementation of the latest cash aid or ayuda for low-income families in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces that were affected by the recent lockdown.
EDU PUNAY

The local government of Trece Martires City distributes financial assistance or ‘ayuda’ from house to house yesterday. JESSE BUSTOS

Rep. Jericho Nograles of Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta party-list revealed that several dead individuals, minors and overseas Filipino workers were among the beneficiaries listed in the government’s cash dole out of P1,000 per individual or P4,000 per family.

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