- Mayor Vico Sotto gave an update about the cash assistance that will be provided for families in Pasig City
- He said that there are 150 thousand families who are not included in the social amelioration program
- The said number of families will still receive 8 thousand pesos each courtesy of their local government
- The politician revealed that they were able to find 1.5 billion pesos to fund the additional financial help
Mayor Vico Sotto confirmed through a media interview that families in Pasig City who were not covered by the social amelioration program (SAP) will still receive cash assistance.
KAMI learned that there are 150 thousand families in the said city who are not included in the subsidy given by the national government amid COVID-19 pandemic.
The young politician told CNN Philippines that they tried to find a solution for those who are not in the list so that they can also be given financial help during these trying times.
He also mentioned that upon checking their available funds, they came up with the idea of having a supplemental SAP that will give 8 thousand pesos to families affected by the crisis.
However, Vico clarified that it will just be a one-time cash assistance unlike the real SAP where an approved family can receive 16 thousand pesos in two months.
“Hindi natin pwedeng kalimutan din yung ibang pamilya na hindi sakop nitong 93 thousand [beneficiaries] mula sa SAP… Naghanap po kami ng pondo over the weekend at tiningnan namin yung cash position ng city…” he quipped.
“We identified around 1.5 billion pesos that we can use for cash assistance for this Pasig supplemental SAP program… Makakapagbigay po kami ng 8 thousand pesos per family, of course given the approval of Sangguniang Panlungsod,” he added.
In a previous article by KAMI, Vico reacted after learning about the report of Kapuso network where he was mistakenly addressed as “tricycle operator.”
Vico Sotto is a Filipino politician who as elected into office during the 2019 elections. He is the son of Vic Sotto to former partner Coney Reyes.
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