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President Duterte promised P200-billion help for COVID-19 crisis



MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on his public address late Monday night, he stated that the national government has alloted a total of P200-billion-worth of aid for low-income households, farmers, and fisherfolk, due to COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have allotted ₱200 billion for low income households who are badly affected by this crisis. Beneficiary households will receive emergency support for their two months based on the regional minimum wage,” he said in his address to the nation Monday midnight.

The president also called the attention of private sector especially those who can provide help for their fellow countrymen to look ways on how they can assist families and individuals who are most affected in this current crisis we're facing globally.

Duterte also said that government is providing assistance to the agricultural sector.

“To our farmers and fisherfolk, we have not forgotten you, and government is now employing quick response measures to help you during the crisis as well as ensure food productivity, sufficiency,” Duterte added.

In line with this, the Department of Social Welfare and Development is set to distribute social amelioration cards for cash assistance amid the pandemic.

Source: CNN Philippines
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