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Vico Sotto: P650M for ECQ cash aid can’t be distributed yet. Here’s why

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Residents of Pasig will have to wait for a few more days before receiving cash aid from the government while Metro Manila is under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto announced on Friday, August 6, that the P650.9 million budget for cash aid has been downloaded by the local government from the Department of Budget and Management.

Sotto, however, said the money cannot be distributed yet pending the release of guidelines from the national government.

“Pangalawa, Sabado po bukas at sarado ang Landbank,” he said.

Sotto vowed to exert all efforts to ensure that the cash aid is distributed to the poor residents affected by the ECQ as soon as possible.

“Nag-planning na po tayo, kaso aantayin po talaga natin ang guidelines ng nasyonal,” he said.