About 35, 000 indigent families, senior citizens and Persons with Disabilities received the cash assistance at P 500.00 for each qualified recipient in all 30 barangays that were distributed within the past 2 days.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo said that the qualified recipients identified and listed by the barangay officials included 20, 049 indigent families, 11, 168 senior citizens and 1, 222 PWDs, as verified by the City Social Welfare and Development Office, received P 500.00 each as financial assistance as they belong to the most vulnerable sectors seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This latest grant of financial assistance to qualified residents of Dumaguete City is in addition to the 20 kilos rice subsidy given to each of the 32, 000 households this month,” Mayor Remollo stressed.