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Handa na pera! Isko Moreno: ‘Ayuda’ distribution in Manila to push through

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The city government of Manila will start distributing cash assistance to qualified beneficiaries on Wednesday, August 11, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno confirmed.

In a statement Tuesday, August 10, Moreno advised beneficiaries to “behave” and be disciplined in receiving the cash assistance from the national government.

“Kung may kakulangan, gagawan natin paraan pero ang importante mabigay natin agad ang ayuda sa taumbayan dahil mahirap ang buhay,” he said.

There were concerns about the distribution of cash aid in Metro Manila after President Rodrigo Duterte said in a speech Monday, August 9, that he will take away a “certain LGU’s” duty to distribute cash aid because its officials were supposedly disorganized.

While Duterte did not name the LGU he was referring to, some believed it was Manila because the President also took a potshot at Moreno in his speech.

Moreno, however, thanked Duterte and the national government for releasing the funds for the cash assistance.

“Maraming salamat kay Pangulong Duterte, sa DSWD, sa DILG, at sa Department of National Defense. Tuloy po ang delivery ng ayuda bukas sa bawat pamilyang Manilenyo tulad ng labing-anim nating siyudad sa Metro Manila,” he said.