Alfred Vargas fumes as cash aid recipient uses money for drugs

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This man wanted to use his cash subsidy as a startup capital – but for illegal drug trade.

Quezon City Councilor Alfred Vargas did not hide his disgust and anger after reading the news that a man from Sampaloc, Manila had been caught using the cash aid from the government to peddle shabu or methamphetamine in the streets during lockdown.

GMA reported that the 24-year-old Erickson Montemayor was caught in possession of 10 grams of the crystal drug, said to be worth P68,000. He told police that he was only doing it because his wife was due to give birth. His family is part of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

“Nakakainis. Nakakagalit. Nakakalungkot,” the politiko said, shocked.