- Mayor Vico Sotto announced that the local government of Pasig City will provide cash aid for families not included in DSWD social amelioration program
- While the DSWD SAP was already a great help, Sotto explained that it will not cover all families in Pasig City
- Therefore, the local government came up with “Pasig supplemental social amelioration program”
- However, Sotto said that the cash aid given by Pasig City will not be as high as P8,000 per month
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Mayor Vico Sotto announced on Saturday that the local government of Pasig City will provide financial assistance to the families not included in the social amelioration program (SAP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) during COVID-19 crisis.
KAMI learned that the DSWD will only cover 93,000 out of 206,000 families in Pasig City.
Through the Facebook live video of Mayor Sotto, he explained that the 93,000 figure of the DSWD was from the 2015 survey of the census. He also added that while the financial assistance from DSWD was already a great help, it will still not cover all families in the area.
He announced that the local government will be having a “Pasig Supplemental social amelioration program (SAP)” to help all the families in Pasig City.
“Lahat po ng nangangailangan na wala po sa listahan ng DSWD, sasaluhin po ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Pasig,” he said.
“Hindi po natin kaya ‘yung buong halaga na P8,000 for 2 months or 16,000, hindi po natin kaya yung ganung kalaking halaga pero gagawin natin ang lahat nang makakaya at naghahanap po tayo ng pondo para makapag-realign po tayo,” he added.
As previously reported by KAMI, Sotto also announced that the local government will shoulder the cremation fee of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients who passed away.
Mayor Vico Sotto is the son of TV host Vic Sotto and veteran actress Coney Reyes. Recently, he has been receiving compliments for his leadership in Pasig City.
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