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Poor Manila residents who are not on the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) list of cash aid beneficiaries can still get financial assistance, Mayor Isko Moreno said Monday, May 10.

Moreno, however, said the claiming of financial aid is subject to the availability of funds.

“Patuloy rin naman tayong mag-aaccommodate ng mga PWDs at solo parents. We cannot keep everybody waiting, kaya pumunta na tayo sa No. 4. para matulungan natin ang ibang mamamayan na nangangailangan. But we will continue until everyone gets their financial assistance,” he said.

The national government has allotted P1,000 per qualified individual, for a maximum of P4,000 per family.

The Manila Department of Social Welfare (MDSW), is nearly done distributing the national government’s financial aid to its constituents.

MDSW Director Re Fugoso said that it has finished distributing financial assistance to 99% of its total beneficiaries as of Sunday, May 9, or 33 days since the start of its operation last April 6.

“Tuloy-tuloy po ang pagkilos ng ating social workers, daycare workers, at iba pang kawani ng MDSW upang matiyak na makukuha ng mga Batang Maynila ang kanilang benepisyo mula sa national government,” Fugoso said, noting that about 377,010 families have already received its financial assistance.