(Manilatimes) LAWMAKERS led by former speaker and Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano and his allies distributed P10,000 each to some 200 beneficiaries from 13 cities and provinces in the country on Saturday, Labor Day.
The “Sampung Libong Pag-Asa” cash assistance initiative of the congressmen covered beneficiaries from the poorest and most vulnerable sectors in Bulacan, Batangas, Cavite, Camarines Sur, Caloocan City, Marikina City, Quezon City, Taguig City, Mandaluyong City, Pateros, Sta. Rosa City in Laguna, Antipolo City in Rizal and Ormoc City in Leyte.
The distributions of the cash aid were broadcast live on Cayetano’s official Facebook page.
The initiative was organized by Cayetano, together with the group of “Balik Tamang Serbisyo” with his wife, Taguig City 2nd District Rep. Ma. Laarni Cayetano, and their allies, Bulacan 1st District Rep. Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, Camarines Sur 2nd District Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr., Batangas 2nd District Rep. Raneo Abu, Laguna 1st District Dan Fernandez and Anakalusugan Party-list Rep. Mike Defensor.
It will be part of the group’s campaign to provide Filipinos with cash aid to help their families purchase their basic needs and revive their sources of income amid the pandemic, according to Alvarado.
Cayetano and his allies filed the “10K Ayuda Bill” in February, aiming to expand and extend the government’s cash aid program for Filipino families.
The proposed measure, however, is still pending at the House Committee on Economic Affairs.
Between February and April this year, the group distributed P10,000 each to a total of 38 beneficiaries from Caloocan City, Pasig City, Quezon City and Cavite… Read More