With six more days to go before the deadline, 18 local government units in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus area have already completed their distribution of financial aid or “ayuda” to qualified beneficiaries in their areas, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
NCR Plus also covers the provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite and Laguna.
DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the 18 LGUs have finished the distribution of a total of P1.93 billion in ayuda amounting to a maximum of P4,000 per family even before the deadline on May 15, 2021. He said that most LGUs within NCR Plus are on track to completing their distribution and are currently working round the clock to meet the deadline.
“Eighteen LGUs have already crossed the finish line as they have already distributed the full amount of ayuda downloaded to them by the national government,”Año said.
“We commend these 18 LGUs for a job well done!,” he added.
Año said that of the 18 LGU ayuda finishers as of May 8, 2021, 13 are in Laguna, namely the City of Biñan; City of Cabuyao; City of San Pedro; City of Santa Rosa; Alaminos; Calauan; Famy; Magdalena; Nagcarlan; Paete; Pila; Rizal; and Santa Cruz.
Other LGUs that registered 100-percent distribution rate are Guiguinto and Pandi in Bulacan and City of Tagaytay, Amadeo, and Naic in Cavite. LGUs in Rizal have not finished their ayuda distribution but Cardona is close with 95.94 percent.
The DILG Secretary said that more than P18.6 billion have been distributed to qualified recipients in all of the LGUs within the NCR Plus corresponding to an 80.95-percent distribution rate.He said that Laguna also tallied the highest percentage of ayuda distribution among NCR Plus with 93.84 percent followed by NCR with 81.92 percent; Bulacan with 80.52 percent; Rizal with 74.41 percent; and Cavite with 72.99 percent.
He said NCR LGUs are also on a roll as most have registered more than 90 percent distribution rate as of May 8 headed by Pateros with 97.28 percent closely followed by Caloocan City with 97.18 percent; Quezon City with 95.97 percent; City of Manila with 95 percent; Pasay City with 93.47 percent; Mandaluyong with 93.02 percent; San Juan City with 92.66 percent; and, Navotas City with 90.68 percent. SOVEREIGNPH