The Manila City government has approved the release additional funding worth P19 million for the distribution of the P1,000 cash assistance for families in the nation’s capital.

About P19,941,000 million will be allocated for the cash assistance for 19,941 families residing in 100 barangays in the city’s six districts.

Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said the additional funding will be given to families who have not yet received any cash aid from the local government.

Domagoso said upon reconsideration, the city government approved the requests of barangays to allocate more funds for the distribution of the cash assistance.

The P1,000 cash aid is sourced from the City Amelioration Crisis Assistance Fund or CACAF which was created to financially assist Manila City residents amid the COVID-19 crisis.

“As of today, ang barangay official na nanghingi ng reconsideration ay umabot po sa 100. Itong 19,941 families, amounting to P19,941,000 ang assistance, ay inaprubahan na po para sa inyo,” the Mayor said on Facebook Live.

The families who have not received the cash assistance were included in the updated masterlists recently submitted by the barangays to the Manila City government.

The Mayor also appealed for understanding from families who have yet to receive their P1,000 cash aid from the city government.

“Maraming hindi nabigyan dahil una, kalituhan ng mga tao sa barangay kung sino ililista. Hindi naman masisisi—pagod, hirap, puyat, tapos natataranta. Iyan ang kinahaharap natin sa krisis, wala ka maiisip na tama o eksaktong formula,” Domagoso said.

“Let’s just converse among each other. Ayaw ko naman po tayong magsisihan. May magandang intensyon, may masama. Gusto ko po isantabi natin lahat iyon. Hinihikayat ko po kayo na patuloy mag-isip ng maganda tungo sa kapwa natin,” he added.