The Manila city government has finished distributing the national government’s Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) financial aid to 380,820 family beneficiaries in the city.

According to Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso, this was accomplished within 35 days since the start of Manila Department of Social Welfare’s (MDSW) distribution last April 6.

The MDSW is the agency authorized by the Department of Social Welfare (DSWD) to distribute the ayuda’to beneficiaries in accordance with the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 1, series of 2021 which allotted P1,000 per individual (with a maximum of P4,000 per family) to affected residents.

“Thank you sa national government. Dumating ang tulong ninyo thru the effort ng aking mga kasamahang naglilingkod sa Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Maynila. We give credit when it’s due and to whom it’s due,” Domagoso said.

About 6,421 Persons with Disabilities, 4,241 solo parents, and 20,335 persons under vulnerable groups (i.e. informal workers and transport groups) in the city have also received their emergency financial assistance from the national government.

Adding to this, a total of 9,072 families who were not included in the initial list of DSWD beneficiaries likewise received their financial assistance as stated under the JMC resolution Item No. 4.

“Nauunawaan ko po ang karanasan ninyo sa mga panahong ito, kaya po patuloy na kikilos ang Pamahalaang Lungsod upang mabigay ang inyong mga benepisyo mula sa lokal o pambansang pamahalaan man ‘yan,” Domagoso said.

For its part, MDSW Director Re Fugoso stated that the city has finished distributing financial assistance to its 380,820 beneficiaries within 35 days since the start of its operation last April 6.

“Hangad po natin mabigay agad ang ayuda ang beneficiaries sa lungsod kaya po puspusan ang naging pagkilos ng MDSW at ng buong Manila LGU sa pangunguna ni Mayor Isko,” Fugoso said.