DSWD readies cash aid for 1.1M families in Bicol hit by COVID-19 restrictions

LEGAZPI CITY---At least 1.1 million families were target beneficiaries of some P11.4 million in financial aid package of the government in the Bicol region to alleviate the impact of quarantine restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Marygisselle Mesa, spokesperson of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), said the social amelioration program (SAP) for some of the country's poorest families would give each family P5,000 in cash aid for April and May. This was meant to cushion the impact of lockdowns on livelihood and jobs. At least 374,627 families are eligible for benefits under SAP, mainly those enrolled in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Progra...Keep on reading: DSWD readies cash aid for 1.1M families in Bicol hit by COVID-19 restrictions

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